Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:17AM CST
Jewel Bronaugh holds a doctorate in career and technical education from Virginia Tech University. She would bring to USDA an extensive career working with Extension programs and has served as a 4-H Extension specialist. If confirmed, Bronaugh would serve as Vilsack's second in command at USDA. Bronaugh would also be the first Black woman to serve as USDA deputy secretary.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:20PM CST
A lawsuit brought by a farmer's widow alleges 14 major ag companies coordinated a boycott of online sales platforms such as Farmers Business Network and AgVend, a move it argues resulted in artificially high prices and amounts to a violation of antitrust laws. The companies say the suit is without merit.