Biden names state executive director for Nebraska Farm Service Agency | Regional government

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has named Nebraska native John Berge as the new state executive director for the USDA Nebraska Farm Service Agency.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said state executive directors carry out the USDA’s mission at the state level. Berge will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of FSA programs to Nebraska agricultural producers, including commodity, conservation, credit and disaster relief programs.

Berge, a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, is originally from western Nebraska and grew up on a corn and wheat farm north of Lisco. He had been general manager of the North Platte Natural Resources District in Scottsbluff since 2013.

Berge holds a certificate in Climate Change and Energy from Harvard Kennedy School and is completing a Master of Applied Science program in Environmental Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

“The State Executive Director is a critical leadership position for the agency and for the agricultural producers we serve,” said Marcus Graham, FSA Deputy Administrator for Field Operations. “These leaders, appointed by the Biden-Harris administration, bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to their respective states. We are happy to have them on board and wish them much success.

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