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Congratulating Zach Ducheneaux on his Appointment as USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Farm Journal Foundation is delighted with the news that Zach Ducheneaux, a Farmer Ambassador with our organization, has been appointed as the next Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency.

Mr. Ducheneaux is a life-long advocate for agriculture and brings a wealth of experience to the FSA. As the Executive Director of the Intertribal Agriculture Council, the largest Native American agriculture organization in the country, he has been a strong voice for promoting conservation, development, and the equitable use of agricultural resources for Native American people. He has spent his career educating people about the critical role of improved food systems. As a Farm Journal Foundation Farmer Ambassador, he has advocated for support for programs that promote agricultural research and global food security.

“The USDA could not have made a better choice than Zach Ducheneaux to take the helm at the FSA,” said Tricia Beal, CEO of Farm Journal Foundation. “Zach is a strong leader who cares deeply about conservation, agricultural innovation, and empowering farmers from all communities to succeed.”

In addition to his other work, Mr. Ducheneaux runs his family’s ranch on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in north central South Dakota. He also serves on the board of directors for Project H3LP!, a nonprofit founded by his family to benefit the local community by providing life lessons and therapy through horsemanship.

About Farm Journal Foundation

Farm Journal Foundation is an independent, non-partisan organization dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and advocacy. To build support for sustaining American leadership in agriculture, Farm Journal Foundation engages with farmers and other producers, educates young people about agriculture, and helps policymakers understand the vital importance of agriculture to the U.S. economy and global stability. To learn more, visit, For media enquiries, contact Whitney McFerron at


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