Iowa Agriculture Secretary, Bill Northey, held a news conference today to discuss the meeting between President Trump and agricultural leaders at the White House yesterday.
Northey was asked whether he would be involved in the USDA in a position appointed by Sonny Purdue.
“I certainly look forward to working with him. I don’t know what role that might be. I certainly would love to work with him as Iowa Secretary of Ag, if there is another job that’s offered I would be willing to do that as well,” Northey said. “I am very comfortable and excited to have Sonny Purdue as secretary. Whether it’s working directly with him from here or whether it’s working directly with him from there I don’t know what that will be, but either way we will work very closely together and I think it’s going to be a great relationship.”
Northey also said the President met with ag leaders for almost an hour, was engaged and pro ethanol. He said the representatives of organizations asked Trump to push for more trade with other nations and to provide regulatory relief to farms and ranches.