For Immediate Release
November 15, 2021
The South Dakota Democratic Party Congratulates Marcia Bunger on Biden Administration Appointment
South Dakota Democratic Party Co-Treasurer Marcia Bunger has been appointed by the Biden Administration to lead the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA). She has resigned from her role with the Party to accept this new position.
In her role as RMA Administrator, she will oversee the development and implementation of crop insurance policies and deliver educational information about risk management and crop insurance.
“I am humbled to be appointed as USDA’s Risk Management Agency Administrator for the Biden Administration. I was appointed through President Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ model, where I submitted my desire to continue to serve the farmers and ranchers of the greatest and safest food-producing nation in the world. Throughout the Department of Agriculture, there is a greater emphasis than ever to ensure risk management programs are accessible to all and meet the needs of historically underserved communities,” said Marcia Bunger.
“I would like to thank Marcia for her dedicated service as Co-Treasurer of the South Dakota Democratic Party. Her hard work has set us up for financial success. I am pleased the Biden Administration has appointed a South Dakotan to such an important position. Congratulations to Marcia on her new role. I know she will do great work for the Biden Administration” said SDDP Chair Randy Seiler.
Marcia was born and raised in South Dakota on a farm as a first-generation Asian American on her maternal side and a 100-plus -year family farm on her paternal side. She graduated from Augustana with a degree in Communication and Business Administration. Marcia has been married for almost 40 years and together with her spouse has a 1,200-acre corn and soybean farm, as well as a 200 head cow-calf operation.
Marcia has worked for the USDA Farm Service Agency for over 25 years in various capacities. She has been the co-treasurer of the South Dakota Democratic Party since 2019. Previously she served as the Chair of the McCook County Democrats.
The South Dakota Democratic Party is working for a South Dakota where there is opportunity and progress for all people – a place where all South Dakotans are treated with dignity and have a chance to go as far as their talents and ambitions will take them. To make this vision a reality, we are working to empower, organize, and elect Democrats at every level in every corner of our state.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA), created in 1996, serves America’s agricultural producers through effective, market-based risk management tools to strengthen the economic stability of agricultural producers and rural communities. RMA is committed to increasing the availability and effectiveness of Federal crop insurance as a risk management tool. RMA manages the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) to provide innovative crop insurance products to America’s farmers and ranchers. Approved Insurance Providers (AIP) sell and service Federal crop insurance policies in every state and in Puerto Rico through a public-private partnership with RMA. RMA backs the AIPs who share the risks associated with catastrophic losses due to major weather events.