WASHINGTON – Today, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew issued the following statement on the confirmation of Xochitl Torres Small to serve as the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

“NFU welcomes the confirmation of Deputy Secretary Torres Small in her new role. Rural communities are stronger and more resilient because of the work she’s done at Rural Development and in her time as a Member of Congress representing New Mexico. Family farmers and ranchers have a champion in the Deputy Secretary.” 


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