Biden Names Acting Federal Agency Leaders

President Joe Biden designated acting leaders to federal agencies to oversee the government until his political appointments are confirmed upon taking office. Biden assigned Kevin Shea as the acting Agriculture Secretary. Shea will assume the […]


USDA Announces Three Deputy Undersecretaries

The Department of Agriculture Thursday announced three senior appointments. USDA named nutrition policy expert Stacy Dean as deputy undersecretary for food, nutrition, and consumer services. Before joining USDA, Dean served as vice president for food […]


Tyson Agrees to Price-Fixing Settlement

Tyson Foods this week agreed to $221.5 million to settle claims related to price-fixing lawsuits. The settlements are with three consumer and commercial purchasing groups who bought chickens directly from Tyson and require a federal […]

AoA Commentary

A Time of Change

The inauguration of Joe Biden as our 46th President signals a time of change for our country.  How much things really change though remains to be seen.  The first few days of a new administration are […]


U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Three Deputy Under Secretaries in the Areas of Nutrition, Rural Development and Marketing and Regulatory Programs

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced three senior appointments today. USDA announced that nutrition policy expert Stacy Dean has been named Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services […]