ND Delegation: Erin Oban Appointed as North Dakota State Director for USDA Rural Development

WASHINGTON – Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statements after the administration announced the appointment of Erin Oban as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for North Dakota.

“The programs under USDA Rural Development provide important support for rural America, helping to strengthen and diversify local economies and ensure access to essential services,” said Senator Hoeven, ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee. “We will continue working to provide USDA with the tools needed to achieve these goals, and look forward to discussing the priorities and needs of our rural communities with State Director Oban.” 

“The USDA Rural Development State Director plays an important role as the point person for grants, loans, and loan guarantees to help create jobs, support economic development, and provide essential services. From water to telecommunications, USDA Rural Development provides critical assistance to North Dakota communities. I look forward to working with Ms. Oban to improve the economy and quality of life in North Dakota,” said Senator Cramer.

“I served with Erin in the state senate. She is smart, thoughtful, and will work hard every day for the people of North Dakota. I congratulate her on her appointment and look forward to working with my friend,” said Congressman Armstrong.