Ohioan named to Washington FSA post


WASHINGTON – Larry J. Adams has been appointed Farm Service Agency’s deputy administrator for commodity operations.
The deputy administrator for commodity operations is responsible for developing policies and regulations for the dairy price support program; the storage, handling and disposition of Commodity Credit Corporation’s owned commodities; and for the export and domestic commodity donation programs.
Under Adams’ leadership, deputy administrator for commodity operations produces a uniform regulatory system for the storage of agricultural products and ensures the timely provision of food products procured for domestic and international food assistance programs and market development programs.
Prior to this appointment, Adams was the assistant deputy administrator for farm programs for FSA.
In 2001, Adams was appointed state executive director for the Ohio Farm Service Agency where he served five years administering FSA commodity, conservation and farm loan programs for Ohio farmers.
From 1991 to 2001, Adams was the assistant director for the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
Elected to the Ohio House of Representatives for the 86th House District in 1986, Adams served two terms.
While in the Ohio House, he served on the Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Economic Affairs and Federal Relations, the Economic and Development and the Public Utilities committees.
A fourth-generation farmer, Adams grew up near LaRue, Ohio, where he still maintains a farm.
He studied at Ohio State University and Marion Technical College. He is a second-generation pilot and has been flying for more than 35 years.
Adams is married and has two children and three grandchildren.


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