2/11/21 • General

Food And Agriculture Industry Calls For The Confirmation Of Jewel Bronaugh, PhD As Deputy Secretary Of Agriculture

February 11, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, a coalition of 58 U.S. food and agriculture associations called for the swift confirmation of Jewel Bronaugh, PhD as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. In a letter sent to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, the groups cite Dr. Bronaugh’s qualifications and career-long commitment to fair and equitable administration of the laws and policies within her areas of responsibility. They submit that her exceptional passion and perspective will enable her to provide outstanding leadership in service to our nation as USDA’s Deputy Secretary.

Together, the group of associations represent the vast majority of the food and agriculture sector that is responsible for roughly one-fifth of the country’s economic activity, directly supporting over 23 million jobs – constituting nearly 15 percent of total U.S. employment.

View the full letter here.


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.