WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley today congratulated former Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey on his swearing-in as Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“Bill Northey is a highly qualified and honorable man. His experience in soil conservation and renewable fuel development has helped grow and improve Iowa’s agriculture sector. I have every confidence he’ll use that expertise to do the same for the entire country.
“As a fourth generation farmer, Undersecretary Northey appreciates the ins and outs of farming. That kind of understanding will prove invaluable as he works to implement critical national agriculture programs. I cannot think of anyone more passionate or better equipped to ensure America’s farm programs are properly administered than Undersecretary Northey.
“It’s been too long a road leading to this day. It’s my great pleasure to congratulate Undersecretary Northey on his swearing-in as USDA Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation.”
Northey at his nomination hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee in October 2017 and has earnestly advocated for his confirmation in the months since.