Clayton Yeutter, a former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), died March 4, 2017, at his home in Maryland. He was 86.
Yeutter, a native of Eustis, Nebraska, served as USTR during President Ronald Reagan’s administration, and as agriculture secretary during the George H.W. Bush administration. During his tenure as agriculture, he oversaw the passage of the 1990 Farm Bill.
Yeutter, who had been battling cancer, remained passionate about agriculture and foreign trade long after his days as a government official ended. In 2015, he joined fellow former agriculture secretaries Ed Schafer, Mike Johanns, Ann Veneman, John Block, Mike Espy and Dan Glickman in signing a letter urging Congress to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The Meat Industry Hall of Fame inducted Yeutter in 2016.
Former Ag Sec., native Nebraskan, Clayton Yeutter dies
Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Clayton Yeutter, a native of Nebraska, died Saturday. Yeutter, who was from Eustis, served as USDA secretary from 1989 to 1991 in the first Bush administration. Yeutter was 86 and battled cancer for several years, but continued promoting trade and agriculture. Yeutter's government service included U.S. trade representative from 1985 to [ ]
Passing of Clayton Yeutter
Tributes are pouring out in memory of Clayton Yeutter who passed away March 4 at the age of 86. Clayton Yeutter served as U.S. Trade Representative under President Ronald Reagan and as agriculture secretary under President George H.W. Bush. He was always a strong advocate for American agriculture and a friend to many of us in the industry who have ...