LINCOLN, NEB. – "We are extremely pleased by today’s announcement by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to create a new position of undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).”

“Agricultural trade is critical to Nebraska and this position will help ensure it remains a focal point for USDA into the future. As I’ve noted before, nearly 30 percent of U.S. farm income today comes from dollars generated from moving products into foreign markets. We appreciate the work of Sonny Perdue and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns for helping make this a reality.”

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service and advocacy efforts. More than 61,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit