Sen. Fischer introduces USDA nominee Greg Ibach and Bill Northey Senate Agriculture Committee

Northey, Ibach ready to take on roles at USDA

Senate Agriculture Committee holds nomination hearing for undersecretary nominees Bill Northey and Greg Ibach.

Two working farmers sat before the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday for their nominated positions at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Both promised to take their experiences as multi-generation farmers to improve how things operate at USDA.

Bill Northey, who has been Iowa’s secretary of agriculture since 2006, winning re-election in 2010 and 2014, has been nominated to serve in the new combined mission area as undersecretary for farm production and conservation, which

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