Greg Ibach confirmed for USDA Post

The Senate Thursday afternoon confirmed Greg Ibach to the Department of Agriculture. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts announced the approval of Ibach as the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at USDA.

Read the transcript of the Business Meeting

Ibach comes to the post from serving as the Nebraska Director of Agriculture for over the past 12 years.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue:

"Greg Ibach will bring experience and integrity to his new role at USDA, and carries with him
the knowledge hes gained in the dozen years he has served as Nebraska's Director of Agriculture. His expertise in a wide cross-section of agricultural issues will be invaluable to our customers: the farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers of America. I look forward to working with Greg and urge the Senate to continue to act on other nominees who are awaiting confirmation."

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry:

"I'm pleased to report Senate confirmation of Greg Ibach to be USDA Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Roberts said. Greg's experiences as a rancher and dedicated public servant to the State of Nebraska for nearly 20 years will serve USDA and rural America well. Im proud the Senate Agriculture Committee and our colleagues in the Senate worked in a swift and bipartisan manner to get Greg to work at USDA. "

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse

"Greg Ibach earned this USDA spot utilizing the honesty, determination, and smarts that Nebraska's farmers and ranchers are known for. Whether its emphasizing the importance of agriculture or working hard to expand Nebraskas trading partners, Greg has a proven track record of public service bringing common sense and innovative solutions to his work. Our agriculture communities will be served well."

U.S. Senator Deb Fisher:

I am thrilled to hear my friend and fellow Nebraskan, Greg Ibach, was just confirmed to serve as Under Secretary of Marketing and Regulatory Programs at USDA, said Senator Fischer. Gregs deep knowledge, vast experience, and strong passion for agriculture, will serve Americas farmers and ranchers well. I know he will make Nebraskans proud, and I look forward to working with him to provide more certainty for the producers in this country who feed a hungry world.

Photo: courtesy Senator Fischer's office

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