Senate Confirms Rural Development Under Secretary

USDA secretary welcomes former U.S. representative to the department.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Xochitl Torres Small as the Under Secretary of Rural Development in the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday. She previously served as U.S. Representative for New Mexico. The office of Rural Development seeks to promote economic development and improve rural quality of life.

“Representative Xochitl Torres Small’s confirmation to serve as Under Secretary for Rural Development is a victory for small towns and rural communities. As the granddaughter of migrant farm workers and a native of rural New Mexico, Representative Torres Small represents the heart and soul of rural communities. In this role, she will serve as an unwavering voice for millions of rural Americans and drive the effort to revitalize rural economies by implementing President Biden’s aggressive plans under Build Back Better. I look forward to working with Representative Torres Small to further USDA’s mission to advance equity and opportunity in and for rural America and I am fully confident in her ability to excel in this essential role at the Department.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Xochitl Torres Small as she assumes the under secretary role for Rural Development.
  • For Secretary Vilsack to seek God’s wisdom as he heads the USDA.
  • For farmers and other producers who work in rural America as they deal with drought in some areas of the country and flooding in others.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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