Fortenberry Statement on Passing of Former Agriculture Secretary Clayton Yeutter

Mar 5, 2017
Press Release

Lincoln, Nebraska – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) today issued a statement on the passing of former Agriculture Secretary Clayton Yeutter:

“Last night at the Nebraska Statehood Day dinner, I learned that my friend and former Agriculture Secretary Clayton Yeutter died. He was a remarkable man, a steady and gentle leader, with a marked humility in the midst of an extraordinary list of accomplishments in service to America.

“Clayton always was respectful and kind, and he had a heart for public service. A little while back, he wrote me a personal note of encouragement, which I treasure. Secretary Yeutter lived up to the noble ideal of what it means to be a statesman. I extend my heartfelt condolences to Cristena and the family.”