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Revision as of 14:00, 26 December 2013

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $151,536,591
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Bill Northey.gif
Name:  Bill Northey
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  January 2, 2007
Compensation:  $103,212
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other Iowa Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSecretary of AgricultureDirector of EducationInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources DirectorLabor CommissionerUtilities Board
The Iowa Secretary of Agriculture is a state executive position in the Iowa state government. The Department of Agriculture is responsible for providing leadership for agriculture in Iowa and ensuring consumer protection. In addition, the department is responsible for promoting the responsible use of natural resources.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Bill Northey.[1]

Authority

The Iowa Secretary of Agriculture's office is derived from Title V, Subtitle 1, Chapter 159 of the Iowa Code.

Chapter 159, Section 5:

Powers and duties.

The secretary of agriculture is the head of the department of agriculture and land stewardship which shall:...[2]

Qualifications

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Elections

Iowa state government organizational chart

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Vacancies

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Duties

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s mission is to provide leadership for all aspects of agriculture in Iowa, ensure consumer protection and promote the responsible use of our natural resources.[3]

Divisions

The Department of Agriculture is composed of three divisions:[4]

  • Consumer Protection & Industry Services Division
  • Division of Soil Conservation
  • Food Safety & Animal Health Division

State budget

The Department of Agriculture's budget for 2012 was $151,536,591.[5]

Compensation

The Iowa Secretary of Agriculture's salary for 2013 was $103,212, according to The Council for State Governments.[6]

Historical officeholders

There have been 15 Iowa Secretaries of Agriculture since 1923. Of the 15 officeholders, 10 were Republican and 5 were Democrat.[7]

Recent news

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Contact information

Mailing address:
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Wallace State Office Building
502 E. 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: 515-281-5321

See also

External links

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