Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach will be heading to Washington.
Ibach has been confirmed by the United States Senate as Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Ibach, who was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as Under Secretary.
“Greg Ibach will bring experience and integrity to his new role at USDA, and carries with him the knowledge he’s gained in the dozen years he has served as Nebraska’s Director of Agriculture. His expertise in a wide cross-section of agricultural issues will be invaluable to our customers: the farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers of America. I look forward to working with Greg and urge the Senate to continue to act on other nominees who are awaiting confirmation,” Perdue said in a written statement issued by the USDA.
Former Agriculture Secretary, Mike Johanns, first appointed Ibach as assistant Nebraska Agriculture Director when he was governor. Ibach has served as Nebraska Agriculture Director the past 12 years under both Gov. Dave Heineman and Gov. Pete Ricketts.
In addition to serving as Nebraska Agriculture Director, Ibach maintains a family farm near Sumner in west-central Nebraska; a cow-calf and row crop operation.
During his confirmation hearing, Ibach pledged to listen to Congress and the diverse voices of agriculture if confirmed as Under Secretary.