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Biden appoints Fairley as USDA Farm Service Agency MS State Executive Director

By: Frank Corder - November 5, 2021

Thaddeus Fairley currently serves as a Field Rep for Congressman Thompson.

Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint individuals to serve in key regional roles at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). One of those is a Mississippians working for Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS02).

Thaddeus Fairley is being appointed as the State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency in the Mississippi area.

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency implements agricultural policy, administers credit and loan programs, and manages conservation, commodity, disaster, and farm marketing programs in each U.S. State. Its mission is to equitably serve all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.

State Executive Directors oversee this work, ensuring the needs of local constituents are met and that USDA resources are distributed equitably and fairly.

Fairley is a non-profit professional from Sunflower, MS, presently residing in Indianola. He currently serves as a Field Representative for 2nd Congressional District Congressman Bennie Thompson, who is the current chair of the Committee on Homeland Security.

During his time with Congressman Thompson, Fairley has served as an expert on broadband initiatives and constituent services, including issues from farmers.

Prior to joining the Congressman’s office, Fairley worked in the banking industry for over seven years, building relationships between the financial institutions and communities and teaching financial literacy.

He is a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University and Louisiana State University at Shreveport. He and his wife, Felicia, have two sons Thad Jr. (5) and Joshua (3).

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father.