The American Sheep Industry Association, along with a number of other organizations, expressed its support for the nomination of Krysta Harden as deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in a letter to Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Thad Cochran, chairwoman and ranking member, respectively, of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
"In her four years at the department, Ms. Harden has demonstrated an in-depth understanding of and genuine concern for the varied interests of USDA's many constituencies. She has shown even-handed judgment in working with diverse stakeholders, and she has been an integral member of a very effective policy team at the department," stated the letter.
Harden has served as assistant secretary of Congressional Relations, and before joining USDA, she served as chief executive officer of the National Association of Conservation Districts.