Senate Ag Committee Advances USDA Nominees
December 7, 2018

Following a meeting of the full Senate Agriculture Committee last week, the committee on Wednesday voted to send the nominations of Mindy Brashears to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety and Scott Hutchins to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education and Economics to the full Senate.

These appointees would oversee key policy areas of importance to sheep producers, including implementing regulations on fake meat and overseeing agricultural research. The American Sheep Industry Association urges the swift confirmation of Brashears and Hutchins before the end of the year.