Iowa Soybean backs nomination of Fox to EPA Office of Water

IARN — “Iowa soybean farmers understand the direct tie between crop and environmental performance. Strong soils and water availability are key to optimizing soybean yields. Reducing sediment loss, sequestering carbon and improving water quality also have a direct and positive impact on the bottom line of farmers and quality of life for our families, neighbors and communities. Read more

USDA announces three deputy undersecretaries

IARN — The Department of Agriculture (USDA) Thursday announced three senior appointments. USDA named nutrition policy expert Stacy Dean as deputy undersecretary for food, nutrition, and consumer services. Before joining USDA, Dean served as vice president for food assistance policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, D.C. Read more