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Anxiously Awaiting Perdue’s Confirmation

The Senate is scheduled to vote next Monday, April 24th, to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as the next Secretary of Agriculture. And many in agriculture are anxiously awaiting Perdue’s arrival at the department. After months of waiting and delays, American Farm Bureau Federation executive director of public policy, Dale Moore, expresses the relief of many in agriculture that …

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House Agriculture Committee Leadership Calls for Swift Confirmation of Governor Sonny Perdue

Yesterday (Monday) afternoon, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway and Ranking Member Collin Peterson sent the following letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, and Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, encouraging the swift confirmation of Governor Sonny Perdue as the nation’s next Secretary of Agriculture. Dear Senators: We wish to …

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Senate Agriculture Committee Swiftly Advances USDA Secretary Nominee Perdue

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced the Committee voted to favorably report nominee Sonny Perdue to serve as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Perdue may now be considered by the full U.S. Senate for confirmation. “I’m pleased our Committee has made swift strides to move Governor Perdue’s nomination closer to …

Democrat House Member to Introduce Perdue at Hearing

Democrat David Scott, a U.S. Representative from Atlanta, Georgia, will introduce Sonny Perdue at his Senate Agriculture Committee confirmation hearing Thursday. The Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper reports that Perdue has tapped Scott, an old friend from when Perdue was a Democrat, to make the introduction before Perdue gives testimony to the Senate panel in hopes of boosting Perdue’s bipartisan credentials. …

Western View: Ag Secretary Perdue is a Good Choice

President Trump has selected former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as his nominee for Agriculture secretary. While we would have preferred Abel Maldonaldo, a Californian, Mr. Purdue looks like a great choice. He was raised on a family farm in Georgia, studied veterinary science in college, then volunteered to serve in the US Air Force. After his military service Purdue worked …