Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has named the individuals at USDA who will serve in the acting capacity after January 20 and until a successor is appointed by the Biden Administration. Trade counsel Jason Hafemeister has been appointed as the Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. The current acting chief for NRCS, Kevin Norton, becomes the Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation. FSA Associate Administrator Steve Peterson will serve as the Acting Administrator for the same agency. Risk Management Agency Associate Administrator Richard Flournoy will oversee RMA during the interim. The complete list can be found online.
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