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For Immediate Release
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NAWG Welcomes U.S. Senate’s Confirmation of Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh
Washington, D.C. (May 14, 2021) – The National Association of Wheat Growers welcomes the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh yesterday as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“NAWG welcomes the Senate’s quick action and strong bipartisan vote in support of Dr. Bronaugh’s nomination,” said NAWG CEO, Chandler Goule. “We are glad to see the leadership team at USDA taking shape, so we can work collaboratively on farm policy that works for wheat growers and benefits rural America.”
Dr. Bronaugh most recently served as the 16th Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Additionally, she previously served as the Virginia State Executive Director for the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) during Secretary Vilsack’s first appointment at USDA. Dr. Bronaugh has also been a leader in numerous other ag-related programs and initiatives.
“Congratulations, Dr. Bronaugh, on this historic appointment. We are excited to see the work you do for farmers and we look forward to working with you as Deputy Secretary of the USDA,” said Goule.
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NAWG is the primary policy representative in Washington D.C. for wheat growers, working to ensure a better future for America’s growers, the industry and the general public. NAWG works with a team of 20 state wheat grower organizations to benefit the wheat industry at the national level. From their offices on Capitol Hill, NAWG’s staff members are in constant contact with state association representatives, NAWG grower leaders, Members of Congress, Congressional staff members, Administration officials and the public.