7/11/23 • General

CRA Congratulates USDA Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small

July 11, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, John Bode, President and CEO of the Corn Refiners Association (CRA), made the following statement regarding the confirmation of Xochitl Torres Small as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA):

“CRA congratulates Xochitl Torres Small, the newly confirmed Deputy Secretary of USDA. Her proven track record, dedication to food and farm policy, focus on rural prosperity, and dedication to advancing diversity will continue to propel the agriculture industry forward. We appreciate USDA’s commitment to advancing rural communities and the confirmation of Deputy Secretary Torres Small further exemplifies that commitment and understanding. We will continue to work with her to advance priorities that promote innovation, growth, and economic progress in America, specifically within the growing ag bioeconomy.”


The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, starch, advanced bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein, and fiber.