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Senators Stabenow, Boozman Welcome Senate Confirmation of Chavonda Jacobs-Young

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-Ark.), Ranking Member, today announced the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Chavonda J. Jacobs-Young to serve as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics.

“American farmers and ranchers have had a competitive advantage on the world stage in large part thanks to agricultural research,” said Chairwoman Stabenow. “Dr. Jacobs-Young is the right person to oversee USDA’s major research, education, and extension agencies. I am glad my colleagues and I could come together to confirm this outstanding nominee.”

“Dr. Jacobs-Young has served American agriculture well in her career and I’m pleased she will continue her leadership as the Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics,” said Ranking Member Boozman. “I congratulate her on her confirmation and look forward to working together to support agricultural research and producers nationwide.”

The Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Dr. Chavonda J. Jacobs-Young on November 17, 2021.