National Corn Growers Association President and Texas farmer Wesley Spurlock today welcomed the announcement that American Soybean Association Chief Executive Officer Stephen L. Censky has been nominated as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“The National Corn Growers Association congratulates Steve Censky on his nomination to be Deputy Secretary at USDA. With experience leading a large commodity organization, and as a senior leader at USDA and Capitol Hill staffer, Steve is the perfect person to serve as second in command at USDA. We urge the Senate to move quickly to confirm him.
“Steve knows firsthand the importance of increasing global demand for U.S. agricultural products, growing the renewable fuels industry, and protecting risk management programs. His background and experience are especially welcome as we begin to shape the next farm bill.
“Two weeks ago, we called on President Trump to move quickly to fill out the entire leadership team at USDA. With the rural economy struggling, USDA needs a full leadership team to serve the interests of farmers, ranchers, and consumers. We’re pleased to see a strong, experienced Deputy nominated today. We urge the President to continue moving forward with other USDA nominations.”
NCGA is taking a series of actions to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic fallout it is creating for corn farmers and our customers. Short term, this means instituting policies to protect the health and safety of our stakeholders and the broader communities we serve. Long term, we’re focused on creating solutions to help corn farmers and our customers recover from the financial impacts of this crisis.
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The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health. Administered by NCGA the partnership has more than 220 working farms enrolled in 16 states. SHP’s mission is to utilize science and data to partner with farmers who are adopting conservation agricultural practices that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the farm.