USDA’S Censky Returning to ASA

After serving as the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture since 2017, Stephen Censky is returning to familiar territory.

Censky says he is returning to the American Soybean Association to serve as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. Censky will officially join ASA on November 9 and resumes his post after the departure of Ryan Findlay, who’s credited with helping the organization restructure internally and establish an independent government affairs office in Washington, D.C.

“There is no doubt that I personally, as well as the whole USDA family, will miss Steve’s experience, preparedness, and steady leadership,” said Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue. “During his tenure, we accomplished a great deal in a short time, even in the face of serious challenges in American agriculture.”

“It’s a privilege to return to ASA and represent our nation’s soybean growers,” said Censky. “ASA is in many ways home, and I’m excited about working with both new and familiar faces in St. Louis and D.C. and building on the great changes made since I was last there.”