USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Names New NRCS Chief

White man wearing glasses & blue sweater standing in fenced in field among rolling hills
Matthew Lohr
Dec 05, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – Monday, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of Matthew Lohr to serve as Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Lohr comes to NRCS with an agriculture background, having served as the Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture from 2010 to 2013 and later working at Farm Credit of the Virginias.  He currently owns and operates Valley Pike Farm in Broadway, Virginia, which includes poultry, beef cattle, row crops, and sweet corn.
“USA Rice looks forward to working with Mr. Lohr in his new role as Chief of the NRCS,” said USA Rice Farmers Conservation Committee Chairman Leo LaGrande, a California rice farmer.  “USA Rice has developed a strong relationship with NRCS over the past several years, and we look forward to educating Mr. Lohr on the innovative practices that rice farmers utilize to conserve natural resources on their farms.”

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