The search for Agriculture Secretary under President-elect Donald Trump continues and looks to be still far from closing in. DTN reports Trump will meet next week with Elsa Murano(mur-ron-oh), a former Texas A&M president and a USDA undersecretary for food safety under President George W. Bush. Lately, the Trump transition team has turned its focus to Texans for consideration of the post. Besides Murano, Vice President-elect Mike Pence has also spoken with Susan Combs, a former Texas agriculture commissioner. Politico speculates a decision will not be made until possibly early January on who Trump will pick to lead the Department of Agriculture. A Trump spokesperson said Thursday the search would continue into at least early next week. Currently, Brian Klippenstein (clip-in-stine) from Protect the Harvest is the lone listed transition team member for USDA.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.