first_imgASA and 19 other farm groups and ag stakeholders have written to President Barack Obama in support of the nomination of Jason Weller to be Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).Weller has been serving as Acting Chief since December. In that capacity he attended Commodity Classic at ASA’s request to meet with grower leaders and discuss conservation policy issues.Jason Weller (NRCS photo)The letter states, “…we believe it is important for NRCS and for farmers’ and ranchers’ conservation efforts that his appointment as Chief be finalized as soon as possible. There is much to be done in support of conservation in agriculture and we are ready to work with Mr. Weller to this end.”Weller previously served as Acting Associate Chief for Conservation and as Chief of Staff at NRCS; he also worked for the House Appropriations and Budget Committees.last_img read more