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Farm Journal Foundation Statement on Samantha Power’s Nomination as USAID Administrator

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Farm Journal Foundation is delighted with the news that President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Samantha Power to be the next Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

As a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and member of the National Security Council, Ambassador Power has a strong track record of tackling many of the world’s most pressing issues, including global food security and climate change. Her experience will benefit farmers both in the U.S. and abroad as she takes the reins at USAID, an agency that leverages U.S. agricultural production and know-how to help build a more food-secure world.

“The Foundation is excited to see Ambassador Power take the helm at USAID,” said Tricia Beal, CEO of Farm Journal Foundation. “She’s a proven leader with deep experience in the developing world, especially in Africa where food insecurity is a major challenge, and has an abiding commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”

The incoming Biden administration also announced that the USAID Administrator position would be elevated to the National Security Council – a decision that reflects the importance of food security in ensuring global stability.

“We are thrilled that President-elect Biden has elevated the USAID Administrator position to the National Security Council,” said David Hong, director of government affairs at Farm Journal Foundation. “We look forward to continuing to work with the talented staff at the agency to tackle the rising challenge of food insecurity around the world, given the wreckage the COVID-19 pandemic has done.”

About Farm Journal Foundation

Farm Journal Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving global food security by sustaining modern agriculture’s leadership role and ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population. The organization works to advance this mission through key issue areas, including global food security, agricultural research and development, nutrition, and conservation agriculture. To learn more visit

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