Iowa ag director choice to run USDA subsidy, stewardship, insurance programs

President Trump nominated Bill Northey, the Iowa agriculture secretary, to be undersecretary of agriculture for farm production and conservation, the No. 3 post at the USDA. If confirmed, Northey would oversee crop subsidy, land stewardship, and crop insurance programs that together cost $20 billion a year. The president also nominated Nebraska state agriculture director Gregory… » Read More

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