President Biden nominated Homer Wilkes as the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the USDA. Wilkes is from Mississippi and serves as the Director of Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Restoration Team. Wilkes previously served as the Acting Associate Chief of the USDA NRCS from 2010 to 2012. President Biden also named Cindy McCain the Ambassador of the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. McCain is the chairman and director of the Hensley Beverage Company in Phoenix, Arizona.
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