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Senate Confirms Sonny Perdue as Ag Secretary

Today (April 24), the United States Senate voted to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary in President Donald Trump’s administration.

As governor, he oversaw the economy of one of the top agricultural states in this nation,” said Brent Van Dyke, president of the National Association of Conservation Districts. “He has a proven track record for effective governing and a reputation as a dedicated public servant.”

Additionally, the National Corn Growers released a statement: “We are ready to partner with Secretary Perdue and the rest of the administration to build a better farm economy. That begins with strong trade policy and continued investment in renewable fuels. It also means protecting risk management programs during a weak economy, and beginning preparations for the next farm bill. There is much work to do, and we are eager to begin.”

For more on Perdue, check out this article by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.