Industry Calls for Confirmation of Jewel Bronaugh as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
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Industry Calls for Confirmation of Jewel Bronaugh as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

A coalition of 58 food and agriculture associations, including Corn Refiners Association, United Fresh Produce Association and FMI Food Industry Association, called for her swift confirmation.

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February 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, a coalition of 58 U.S. food and agriculture associations called for the swift confirmation of Jewel Bronaugh as deputy secretary at the Department of Agriculture. In a letter sent to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, the groups cite Bronaugh’s qualifications and career-long commitment to fair and equitable administration of the laws and policies within her areas of responsibility. They submit that her exceptional passion and perspective will enable her to provide outstanding leadership in service to the nation as USDA’s Deputy Secretary.
 
Together, the group of associations represent the vast majority of the food and agriculture sector that is responsible for roughly one-fifth of the country’s economic activity, directly supporting over 23 million jobs — constituting nearly 15% of total U.S. employment.