For Immediate Release
Contact: Mariah Wollwbeber
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.