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Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch welcomed the appointments of Layne Bangerter and Evan Frasure to serve Idaho as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

In a USDA announcement, Bangerter has been appointed to serve as State Director for USDA Rural Development in Idaho and Frasure to serve as State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency.

According to a release, both positions are based in Idaho.

Bangerter is a rancher from Melba who served on the staff for Crapo for more than 13 years. He later served as then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign lead in Idaho.

Frasure is a former member of the Idaho Legislature having served in both the Idaho House of Representatives and State Senate representing Pocatello from 1990-2002.


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