NCC Pres. on Sonny Perdue Ag Secretary Possible Nomination

Randall Weiseman Industry News Release, Poultry

From the National Chicken Council: National Chicken Council President Mike Brown released the following statement in response to reports that former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue was to be nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture: “Governor Perdue has a strong record as two-term chief executive of Georgia and is acquainted with a wide array of agriculture commodities, from chicken …

Cattlemen Support Nomination of Gov. Perdue to Lead U.S. Department of Agriculture

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Industry News Release

From the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association: Tracy Brunner, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, released the following statement in support of President-elect Trump’s nomination of former Gov. Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

Soy Growers Welcome Perdue as Nominee to Lead USDA

Randall Weiseman Industry News Release, Soybeans

From the American Soybean Association: American Soybean Association President and Illinois soybean farmer Ron Moore welcomed the forthcoming announcement of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as the nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the administration of President Donald Trump in a statement late Wednesday.

Trump Reportedly Taps Perdue as Ag Secretary

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Equine, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, General, Georgia, Livestock, Organic, Peanuts, Pork, Poultry, Seeds, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables, Wheat

President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly picked former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be Agriculture Secretary under the incoming administration. While the USDA landing team has yet to confirm the nominee, multiple media outlets attributed a senior transition official as saying Trump will nominate Perdue to the post. The American Farm Bureau strongly endorsed the nomination of Perdue following the news.

Ad Recognizes Trump Leadership on Biofuels

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The nation’s top renewable fuel advocates are celebrating inauguration week with a new television ad highlighting President-elect Donald Trump’s vocal support for jobs in the biofuels sector and offering thanks for his steadfast leadership. The new ad will begin airing Wednesday during MSNBC’s Morning Joe program and will also appear on digital channels.

Waiting on Agriculture Secretary Appointment

Dan General

Many in agriculture have been waiting for quite some time to see who President-elect Donald Trump will name as his Agriculture Secretary. During the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show taking place in Phoenix, Arizona, AFBF President Zippy Duvall said he’s frustrated on how long it’s taking.

Trump Putting More Protectionist ‘Stamp’ on Incoming Administration

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

President-elect Trump is putting his more protectionist ‘stamp’ on the incoming administration, tapping key trade players for U.S. Trade Representative and other agencies opposed to pure free trade policies. Trump’s pick for U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, served as a deputy trade representative in the Reagan years and went on to lobby for U.S. steel firms, pressing for punitive measures …