Agriculture stands as the bedrock industry of Ohio, and the Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) today issued their support for Representative Marcia Fudge to become the next Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

Congresswoman Fudge, from Warrensville Heights, is a committed public servant whose extensive record reflects her commitment to defending the interests of agricultural producers and consumers alike. Serving on the US House Agriculture Committee since 2011, she has demonstrated her ability to tackle complex issues, like those facing our communities in the months and years ahead. 

“Congresswoman Fudge is respected by her peers for her work ethic and ability to bring people together. Her openness and availability to producers and farm groups speaks volumes, and we look forward to working with her as Secretary of the USDA,” said Patty Mann, President of OCWGA. 

“Now more than ever, the Department of Agriculture is poised to play a major role in helping Americans from all walks of life. The prospect of an Ohioan serving as Secretary provides a unique opportunity for the Buckeye state. From biofuels to protecting our waters and crafting the farm safety net, we have worked with Congresswoman Fudge in the past and very much look forward to working alongside her in the coming months and years to move the agriculture industry forward,” said Tadd Nicholson, Executive Director of OCWGA.