Remembered as a great supporter of American agriculture, former Secretary of Agriculture Clayton Yeutter died on March 4 after a four-year battle with cancer. He was 86.

Raised on a Nebraska farm during the Great Depression, he graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1952 with a degree in animal husbandry before going on to earn a doctorate in agricultural economics.

President George H.W. Bush selected him as the Secretary of Agriculture. He later bcame a U.S. trade representative for President Ronald Reagan.