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Xochitl Torres Small sworn into office

Photo courtesy of USDA livestream feed Xochitl Torres Small is officially USDA’s next deputy ag secretary. The former Under Secretary for Rural Development was sworn into office by Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack Monday afternoon. “My mission is to serve the people of USDA every single day,”... Read More.

ASA backs Torres Small confirmation

Stock photo: Steve Censky, CEO of the American Soybean Association The CEO of the American Soybean Association says the new deputy ag secretary at USDA could be helpful for trade relations. Xochitl Torres Small was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday and ASA’s Steve... Read More.

Torres Small confirmed as Deputy Ag Secretary

Xochitl Torres Small has been confirmed as the next deputy ag secretary for USDA. The U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination by a vote of 79-8 on Monday, and Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley tells Brownfield, “I’m just looking at her overall qualifications and I think... Read More.