Perdue Is 31st USDA Secretary

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Legislative

secretaryIt finally took place this week, the confirmation of Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary. Confirmation was achieved on a strong Senate bipartisan vote of 87-11, as several Democrats backed President Trump’s nominee. The entire agriculture industry has been anxiously awaiting his appointment, as the former Georgia governor has a variety of issues to deal with right away. But many agricultural groups are calling Perdue “very good for America’s farmers and ranchers.”

And during that confirmation hearing last month, Perdue outlined his four broad goals as agriculture secretary.

Perdue later served in the Georgia Senate for 10 years and then as the state’s governor from 2003 to 2011.

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