WASHINGTON, D.C. ― The Trump Administration recently appointed Michael White as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA New Mexico Farm Service Agency (FSA). White will join the New Mexico FSA team Monday, Nov. 27.
White has worked in agriculture his entire life. He was raised on a dairy and farming operation in the Pecos Valley and has managed his farming operation for more than 30 years. He has been a life-long advocate for New Mexico’s farm and ranch families while striving to ensure a successful future for the state’s rural communities.
The Farm Service Agency serves farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs. The agency offers farmers a strong safety net through the administration of farm commodity and disaster programs. FSA continues to conserve natural resources and also provides credit to agricultural producers who are unable to receive private, commercial credit, including special emphasis on beginning, underserved and women farmers and ranchers. The agency also purchases and delivers commodities for use in international humanitarian food programs.
Under the direction of Secretary Sonny Perdue, the USDA will always be facts-based and data-driven, with a decision-making mindset that is customer-focused. Secretary Perdue leads the USDA with four guiding principles: to maximize the ability of American agriculture to create jobs, sell foods and fiber, and feed and clothe the world; to prioritize customer service for the taxpayers; to ensure that our food supply is safe and secure; and to maintain good stewardship of the natural resources that provide us with our miraculous bounty. And understanding that we live in a global economy where trade is of top importance, Secretary Perdue has pledged to be an unapologetic advocate for American agriculture.
As SED, White will use his leadership experience to oversee FSA programs in a customer-focused manner to ensure a safe, affordable, abundant and nutritious food supply for consumers.