Ag Department Appointments Reviewed Thursday

Senate Ag Committee will grill pending appointments.

Chairman of the Senate Ag Committee, Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, says his committee will conduct a hearing to review pending nominations to USDA Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. Under consideration is the appointment of Krysta Harden to be Assistant Secretary of Agriculture; Rajiv J. Shah, M.D., to be Under Secretary of Research, Education and Economics; and Dallas P. Tonsager to be Undersecretary of Agriculture for Rural Development.

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