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Scott Biggs Resigns From State Legislature- Headed to USDA?

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 05:45:13 CDT

Scott Biggs Resigns From State Legislature- Headed to USDA? Scott Biggs has resigned his House 51 District seat, effective immediately, to take a position with the Trump Administration. Biggs, perhaps best known in the agricultural communicty as one of the authors of the underlying legislation that resulted in State Question 777, told House Speaker Charles McCall in a letter (which you can read by clicking on the PDF link at the bottom of this story) that he was resigning immediately to "accept a federal appointment, that I will be starting immediately."

Representative Biggs went on to say that "I believe I can much more for our state, as I work to promote the Agriculture industry in Oklahoma, which has always been and will continue to be an integral part of my family's heritage."

According to several sources, it is expected that Biggs will be named the Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency for Oklahoma by the Trump Administration- that position has been held since the President took office by Lyndal Stoup- the Acting State Executive Director. Recommendations for that post as well as the State Head of the Rural Development Agency within the USDA were made earlier this year by Oklahoma Senators Jim Inhofe and James Lankford- and the announcement could come from their offices- or from the White House(or from USDA) very soon.

The FSA and Rural Development Directors are the two highest ranking positions at the state level within USDA. The State Executive Director works with FSA officials on implmenting the federal farm safety net programs as well as the Conservation Reserve Program within the state- and works with the State FSA Committee, currently chaired by Cletus Carter of Beaver.




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