McMorris Announces Jack Silzel to Head Washington State’s Farm Service Agency Office

Dec 29, 2008


(Washington, D.C.)  Congresswoman Cathy McMorris today announced that Jack Silzel has been appointed by the Administration to serve as Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) for Washington State.

“This is a win for Eastern Washington and our state’s agriculture economy,” said McMorris. “Jack Silzel is uniquely qualified for this important position. He has tremendous experience with federal farm policy as well as hands on experience as a life-long farmer in Eastern Washington.”

As Director of FSA, Silzel will administer and manage farm commodity, credit, conservation, disaster, and loan programs in Washington state. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of our agriculture industry and help farmers adjust production to meet demand. The FSA headquarters for Washington state is located in Spokane, WA.

Silzel spent just over 10 years in Washington, DC as the Agriculture Policy director for then Congressman George Nethercutt and Legislative Director for Congresswoman Cathy McMorris. He and his family maintain a wheat farm in Oakesdale. He is a graduate of Whitman College and is married to Sharon.

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