U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today delivered testimony introducing Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Greg Ibach at his nomination hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee. President Trump nominated Ibach to serve as Under Secretary of Marketing and Regulatory Programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture last month.
Following today’s confirmation hearing, the Senate Agriculture Committee will vote on his nomination. Once approved by the committee, his nomination will head to the Senate floor for a final confirmation vote.
Ibach has served as the Director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture for the past 12 years.
This is a partial transcript of Senator Fischer’s remarks:
I’m honored to introduce my fellow Nebraskan and my good friend, Greg Ibach, the nominee to serve as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs.
Greg is no stranger to agriculture.
In the Beef State, we are home to the nation’s top cattle producers and best ag leaders.
Some of you may remember our great friend, Nebraskan, and former member of this committee, Senator Mike Johanns.
As a former Secretary of USDA, he knew a thing or two about agriculture.
When Senator Johanns was Governor of our state, he appointed Greg to serve as Assistant Director for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.
Senator Johanns made an excellent choice because Greg went on to serve as Nebraska’s Director of Agriculture, a position he’s now held for the past twelve years.
Every step of the way, Greg has demonstrated his dedication to the unsung heroes of the American dinner table – our farmers and ranchers. “