Biden to Nominate California Ag Official to USDA


President Joe Biden plans to nominate Jenny Moffit as Agriculture Department undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs.

Moffitt is Undersecretary at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, where she previously served as Deputy Secretary from 2015-18.

Before that, Moffitt spent ten years as Managing Director at Dixon Ridge Farms, her family’s organic walnut farm and processing operation.

The White House says, “As a farmer and policymaker, Moffitt has engaged with agricultural stakeholders on the critically important balance of sustaining our environment, strengthening our rural economies, and building healthy communities.”

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack adds, “Jenny says that growing up and working on the farm solidified the importance of taking care of the land and the people who farm it.”

If confirmed, Moffitt will join a mission area that is focused on facilitating the domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products, ensuring the health and care of animals and plants, and setting national and international standards.