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Pennsylvania-native responsible for overseeing and implementing policies and procedures that regulate delivery of federal farm programs.
November 20, 2018
U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce announced today that William “Bill” Beam has been appointed by the Trump Administration to serve as deputy administrator of farm programs (DAFP). Beam was sworn in on Oct. 22, 2018.
As deputy administrator, Beam will be responsible for overseeing and implementing policies and procedures that regulate the delivery of federal farm programs. He and other DAFP staff oversee major portions of the farm bill, including programs that help America’s farmers, ranchers and forest stewards manage market risks, recover from disasters and conserve and protect natural resources through FSA’s network of 2,100-plus state and county offices.
Prior to his appointment, Beam was the president and owner/operator of Beam Farms Inc., a fourth-generation row crop, specialty crop and hay operation in Elverson, Pa. In addition to his farming operation, Beam owns and manages a sawdust trucking business.
He was an appointed member of the United Soybean Board for nine years. In this role, Beam traveled internationally promoting U.S. soybeans and export markets. He also served two years on the U. S. Soybean Export Council and held leadership positions with the Pennsylvania Soybean Board.
Under the direction of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, USDA is facts based and data driven, with a decision-making mindset that is customer focused. Perdue leads USDA with four guiding principles: to maximize the ability of American agriculture to create jobs, sell food and fiber and feed and clothe the world; to prioritize customer service for the taxpayers; to ensure that the food supply is safe and secure, and to maintain good stewardship of the natural resources that provide a miraculous bounty. Understanding that we live in a global economy where trade is of top importance, Perdue has pledged to be an unapologetic advocate for American agriculture.
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