Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs
Rebecca Blue serves as the Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs. Most recently, she was the Legislative Director in USDA's Office of Congressional Relations. Prior to joining the Department in September 2009, Blue served as a Legislative Assistant for then-Congressman Earl Pomeroy of North Dakota. During her two and a half years with the office, Blue worked on trade, appropriations, and agriculture issues including the 2008 Farm Bill. Before moving to Washington, Blue worked as a crop scout for Nielson Crop Consulting in Huron, SD. She also served for eight months as a volunteer for a faith based charity in Chimbote, Peru. A native of South Dakota, Blue attended South Dakota State University where she earned her B.S. in Agronomy and M.S. in Soil Science.