USDA names Watkins new APHIS chief

Michael Watson, the No. 2 official at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service since 2018, will be the agency’s new administrator, announced the USDA on Wednesday. He will succeed Kevin Shea, who will become a senior adviser to Xochitl Torres Small, USDA deputy secretary. APHIS, whose duties include overseeing agricultural biotechnology, operates programs to… » Read More

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