CLA Congratulates White House on Nomination of Clovis to USDA

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the White House announced the nomination of Dr. Sam Clovis, the current senior White House adviser to Secretary Sonny Perdue, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), as USDA undersecretary for research, education and economics. CropLife America (CLA) congratulates the administration on its choice and looks forward to working with Dr. Clovis, once confirmed.

“Dr. Clovis has been working with USDA since January and proven that he is a voice for U.S. agriculture,” stated Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CLA. “He understands the importance of relying on sound science and data to make important decisions that will affect the ability of growers to provide food for the U.S. and the world. His dedication to agricultural issues will be a great asset to USDA,” finished Vroom.

Originally from central Kansas, Dr. Clovis holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a master’s in business administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and a doctorate in public administration from the University of Alabama. He came to the administration after working as a professor of economics at Morningside College.

Michael Leary