December 5, 2017

USDA lawyers feel under siege

The Trump administration’s nominee for USDA general counsel, Stephen Vaden, is enforcing workplace changes that have led to unusually contentious labor negotiations, several attorneys from across the country told Pro Ag’s Catherine Boudreau. Vaden is serving as principal deputy general counsel while he awaits confirmation, but his lack of management experience and his past work defending state voter ID laws are also raising concerns, lawyers say. Read more

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