Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh to depart from role

Jewel Bronaugh, Deputy Agriculture Secretary, announced this week that she will step down from the position in the coming weeks.

She says only her resignation would allow her to spend more time with her family.

She received praise from across the industry.

Tom Vilsack says she is a great person to work with.

Zippy Duvall says she understood what rural America stood for.

“We’ve enjoyed working with Deputy Secretary Bronaugh for the last two years of her tenure at USDA and we thank her for her service to America’s farmers and ranchers. She has long been someone who understands the needs of farmers and rural communities, and we’ve appreciated her leadership. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”

Read her full statement HERE.

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