BY DONNA M. OWENS via https://www.essence.com/
SOME BLACK FARMERS HOPE THE NEW APPOINTEE CAN HELP END THE US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE’S “CULTURE OF DISCRIMINATION.”
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Dr. Jewel Bronaugh to be Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. The Petersburg, Virginia native will be the first Black woman to hold this position at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Bronaugh has served as commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services since May 2018 and previously served as Virginia’s State Executive Director for the USDA Farm Service Agency. Bronaugh was also Dean of the College of Agriculture at Virginia State University.
Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mark R. Warner released a joint statement…