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RALEIGH — The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced Edwin (Eddie) Woodhouse as the new State Executive Director for the USDA Farm Service Agency in North Carolina, serving as an appointee of President Donald J. Trump.

FSA State Executive Directors help implement USDA policies in planning, organizing and administering FSA programs in their respective states. They are also responsible for running the day-to-day activities of the state FSA office. The Bladen County FSA office is located at 450 Smith Circle in Elizabethtown.

“Serving as State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency in North Carolina, Eddie Woodhouse will work to ensure that USDA is offering targeted customer service to meet the needs of our producers across the state,” said FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. “FSA plays a critical role in supporting farmers and farming communities, and State Executive Directors are able to connect with the people in their states. Our goal is to help rural America prosper. Eddie Woodhouse will be of great assistance in that task.”

Prior to his appointment, Woodhouse served on a County Board of Elections, with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and on U.S. Senate staff. He is married to Michele, a medical consultant. Woodhouse previously served North Carolina agricultural producers as the state’s Communications Coordinator and Outreach Coordinator for USDA.

“Working on behalf of the President, Vice President and Secretary (Sonny) Perdue to put North Carolina’s farm producers in a position of success will be the urgent focus of my work at USDA,” said Woodhouse, a North Carolina native. “Service is, indeed, the critical function of Farm Service Agency.”

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