In a post shared to the official Twitter account of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the USDA announced the hiring of a new executive to head the agency’s entertainment division.
The announcement comes a week after the USDA released its 2018-2019 fiscal year earnings report, which revealed the agency has more than $20 billion in assets, including $9.6 billion in stock and bonds.
The news comes on the heels of reports that the USDA is looking for an entertainment executive to lead its new entertainment division, which will be tasked with providing a new approach to entertainment programming, including live events, video content, podcasts, and streaming.
According to USDA officials, the new director will be a member of the Department of Entertainment, which is responsible for overseeing the entertainment business for the agency.
The new director’s new position is not a new position, as it has been a role since at least 2017.
In June 2017, the agency appointed Mark Hallett as the new head of the agency-funded Entertainment and Entertainment Technology Office (EETO).
The agency has also been considering other positions for a time, including a position as the chief executive officer of a cable TV channel, which would give the new entertainment director a significant role in the agency and potentially in the cable industry.
According the USDA, the current head of EETO is a member and former executive of the Walt Disney Company.
Halleatt was also a former executive for the company.