Secretary Sonny Names New Chief at USDA for Rural Development – Audio

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue named a new chief of USDA’s Rural Development division on Monday.
USDA named Anne Hazlett as “Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development.”
Hazlett is a former Indiana director of agriculture who most recently was chief counsel for Republicans on the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Perdue discussed Hazlett’s new position during a hearing before the Senate Ag Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday morning.    Listen –>    Secretary Sonny on Hazlett
Currently, the White House has yet to nominate many of the top sub-cabinet leadership positions at USDA. Perdue remains the only USDA officeholder named by the Trump administration.
Senate Ag Appropriations Subcommittee Chair John Hoeven of North Dakota posed a question to Secretary Perdue during Tuesday’s hearing.     Listen –>  Senator Hoeven and Secretary Sonny
Perdue was joined at Tuesday’s hearing by USDA Chief Economist Rob Johannson and USDA Budget Officer Michael Young.