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Senators Lankford, Inhofe Applaud Administration’s Announcement of Lee Denney and Scott Biggs

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) today praised the Administration’s announcement of Lee Denney to serve as Oklahoma state director for USDA Rural Development (RD) and Scott Biggs to serve as Oklahoma state director of USDA Farm Services Agency (FSA).  

“I am pleased the Administration filled these vital positions that serve Oklahoma’s diverse agricultural and rural communities,” said Lankford. “Lee and Scott are the right candidates to faithfully serve the agriculture and rural development communities; I am grateful for their willingness to serve our state in this capacity.”

“Scott Biggs is a great choice to serve as Farm Service Agency State Director,” said Inhofe. “Throughout his tenure in the state legislature, Biggs has been a committed advocate against unnecessary regulations against the farming community,” Inhofe said. “I also applaud the selection of Lee Denney to lead the Oklahoma Rural Development state office. Her longstanding service to Oklahoma, particularly in our more rural communities, will be of great value to her well in the new role. Given the importance of the USDA Farm Service Agency and Rural Development Office in Oklahoma, I am confident they will work to promote agriculture, enhance rural economic development and support disaster relief efforts. I congratulate them both and look forward to working with them in their new capacity in support of Oklahoma’s farmers and ranchers.” 

Denney resides in Cushing, OK. Denney received Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University. Denney served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives for 12 years and is currently teaching in the veterinary technology program at the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City campus. In 2017, Denney received the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association Veterinarian of the Year award. The Rural Development state director sets priorities and administers USDA-RD programs at the state level. The programs include housing, community facilities loans and grants, and emergency community assistance water grants.

Biggs lives in Chickasha, OK and served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He attended the University of Oklahoma School of Law and attended Oklahoma State University and received a degree in Agricultural Economics. Biggs’ professional background includes work in agriculture and rural development. The Farm Services Agency state director runs USDA-FSA programs at the state level. The programs are agricultural and conservation and range from commodity programs and disaster assistance for farms and ranches to conservation assistance and incentives.