NRECA Statement on Announced USDA Reorganization

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association today issued the following statement on U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s announced reorganization of USDA.

“Prioritizing rural development is paramount for America’s electric cooperatives, and co-ops share Secretary Perdue’s desire to improve the lives of every rural American,” said NRECA CEO Jim Matheson. “We look forward to continuing to work with the Secretary, members of Congress, and other stakeholders to ensure that USDA’s Rural Development programs meet the needs of rural America in the most effective manner possible.”

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million people in 47 states.