On Wednesday, the full Senate confirmed by a voice vote the nomination of Jenny Lester Moffitt to serve as the United States Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-Arkansas) welcomed her confirmation with Senator Stabenow stating that Moffitt “brings a wealth of experience and a unique perspective as both a farmer and a policy maker.” Senator Boozman added that he looks forward to working with Moffitt “to increase market opportunities for producers… and believe she will work in good faith to carry out the regulatory authorities for which she will be responsible in a manner that is consistent with congressional intent.”  

In mid-July, the RCRC Executive Committee approved supporting the confirmation of Moffitt. RCRC’s letter can be accessed here.