DES MOINES, Iowa -- Nov. 8, 2017- The Trump Administration recently appointed Amanda De Jong as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Iowa Farm Service Agency (FSA). De Jong will join the Iowa FSA team on Monday, Nov 13.

Trump Administration Appoints Amanda De Jong to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Nov. 8, 2017- The Trump Administration recently appointed Amanda De Jong as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Iowa Farm Service Agency (FSA). De Jong will join the Iowa FSA team on Monday, Nov 13.

De Jong most recently held the position of Senior Policy Advisor at the Iowa Corn Growers Association, a position she assumed in 2011. She also served in prior roles with U.S. Senator Charles Grassley and the USDA. De Jong was raised on a corn and soybean farm in Dubuque County that has been in her family for 158 years. She earned degrees from Iowa State University College of Agriculture and the University of Iowa Law School. 

The Farm Service Agency serves farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs. The agency offers farmers a strong safety net through the administration of farm commodity and disaster programs. FSA continues to conserve natural resources and also provides credit to agricultural producers who are unable to receive private, commercial credit, including special emphasis on beginning, underserved and women farmers and ranchers.

Under the direction of Secretary Sonny Perdue, the USDA will always be facts-based and data-driven, with a decision-making mindset that is customer-focused. Secretary Perdue leads the USDA with four guiding principles: to maximize the ability of American agriculture to create jobs, sell foods and fiber, and feed and clothe the world; to prioritize customer service for the taxpayers; to ensure that our food supply is safe and secure; and to maintain good stewardship of the natural resources that provide us with our miraculous bounty. And understanding that we live in a global economy where trade is of top importance, Secretary Perdue has pledged to be an unapologetic advocate for American agriculture.

As SED, De Jong will use her leadership experience to oversee FSA programs in a customer-focused manner to ensure a safe, affordable, abundant and nutritious food supply for consumers.

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