The Senate Agriculture Committee voted to send Greg Ibach and William Northey to the full senate for consideration.
“The Senate Agriculture Committee continues to advance USDA nominees as swiftly as possible, and we expect a quick confirmation in the full Senate,” said Roberts and Stabenow. “Greg Ibach and Bill Northey are qualified and respected public servants who know agriculture firsthand, and they will serve rural America well at USDA.
Ibach is nomined to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs. Northey is nominated to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the nominees on Oct. 5. Both nominees have the support of more than 60 farm and conservation organizations.
A full senate likely won’t take place until next week.