Senate Ag Committee Plans Moffitt Nomination Hearing


The Senate Agriculture Consider will consider the nomination of Jennifer Moffitt to a Department of Agriculture post Thursday. President Joe Biden nominated Moffit as undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at USDA. Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member John Boozman announced the hearing, set for Thursday morning. President Biden nominated Moffitt for the position in April. She currently serves as Undersecretary at the California Department of Food and Agriculture and previously served as Deputy Secretary for the agency. At the time of her nomination, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stated Moffitt will “join a mission area that is focused on facilitating the domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products.” Before her time with CDFA, Moffitt spent ten years as Managing Director at Dixon Ridge Farms, her family’s organic walnut farm and processing operation in California. Vilsack added that Moffitt “will be a welcomed addition to a growing USDA team.”