Northey Confirmed for Federal Post

March 8, 2018

On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue administered the oath of office to Bill Northey at the Annual Iowa Ag Leaders Dinner. Northey will serve as the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service (FFAS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Prior to his appointment, Northey served as Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture, a position he held for more than 11 years. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz had delayed his appointment since September over an ethanol dispute.