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Lawmaker Biggs Now State Executive Director Biggs of USDA's Farm Service Agency

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 20:01:33 CST

Lawmaker Biggs Now State Executive Director Biggs of USDA's Farm Service Agency The Trump Administration recently appointed Scott Biggs as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Oklahoma Farm Service Agency (FSA). Biggs joined the Oklahoma FSA team on Thursday, November second.

Biggs obtained a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University and later attended the University of Oklahoma where he acquired a juris doctorate. He was most recently a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Biggs is well known in the Oklahoma agricultural community for his work and support of legislation and programs to enhance agriculture in the state. He and his wife Dr. Rosslyn Biggs currently reside on their farm in Chickasha, Oklahoma, with their two daughters, Maguire and Spencer.

The Farm Service Agency serves farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs. The agency offers farmers a strong safety net through the administration of farm commodity and disaster programs. FSA continues to conserve natural resources and also provides credit to agricultural producers who are unable to receive private, commercial credit, including special emphasis on beginning, underserved and women farmers and ranchers.

Under the direction of Secretary Sonny Perdue, the USDA will always be facts-based and data-driven, with a decision-making mindset that is customer-focused. Secretary Perdue leads the USDA with four guiding principles: to maximize the ability of American agriculture to create jobs, sell foods and fiber, and feed and clothe the world; to prioritize customer service for the taxpayers; to ensure that our food supply is safe and secure; and to maintain good stewardship of the natural resources that provide us with our miraculous bounty. And understanding that we live in a global economy where trade is of top importance, Secretary Perdue has pledged to be an unapologetic advocate for American agriculture.

As SED, Biggs will use his leadership experience to oversee FSA programs in a customer-focused manner to ensure a safe, affordable, abundant and nutritious food supply for consumers.


   

 

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