Growth Energy Supports Nomination of Iowan Bill Northey For Key USDA Position

Washington, D.C. — Tomorrow, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry will hold a nomination hearing for William “Bill” Northey for the position of Undersecretary of Farm Production and Conservation at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

Northey currently serves as the Secretary of Agriculture for Iowa. 

In advance of the hearing, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor issued a statement in support of the nomination:

“Growth Energy fully supports and endorses the nomination of William Northey as Undersecretary of Farm Production and Conservation at the USDA. 

Having served as the Secretary of Agriculture for Iowa, Mr. Northey has first-hand knowledge and experience on how the integration of biofuels into both domestic and international fuel markets has positively impacted the farming economy in America. 

“As a fourth-generation corn and soybean farmer, Mr. Northey has the ability to both understand the issues and policies affecting American agriculture and to utilize his personal experiences to help improve farm production and conservation across the United States. 

“Mr. Northey is more than qualified for this position, and he will undoubtedly bring invaluable experience, perspective, and expertise to the USDA. 

Growth Energy hopes to see a swift confirmation process so that Mr. Northey may begin representing America’s agriculture industry here in the nation’s capital.”

The hearing will be held Thursday, October 5, 2017 in the Russell Senate Office Building at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time.