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Censky nominated as deputy ag secretary

 

By: White House, American Soybean Association
7/26/2017 2:05:29 PM

 

American Soybean Association (ASA) Chief Executive Officer Stephen Censky was nominated for Deputy Secretary of Agriculture on July 13.

Censky has served as the ASA's CEO for the past 21 years. He served in both the Reagan and George H. W. Bush Administrations at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including a stint as administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service, where he was involved in running U.S. export programs.

"Our work has only just begun in delivering results for the people of American agriculture, and the experience and leadership skills of Stephen Censky will only enhance our efforts," said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. "He will bring enthusiasm and a dedication to this country which will be great assets to USDA's customers.  I am extremely pleased with the nomination for this key position and am hopeful that the Senate will take it up in short order."

Censky has a bachelor's degree in agriculture from South Dakota State University and a postgraduate diploma in agriculture science from the University of Melbourne in Australia. He grew up on a soybean, corn, and diversified livestock farm near Jackson, Minnesota. He and his wife Carmen reside in suburban St. Louis and have two daughters who are in college.

 

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