Officials React To Sonny Perdue's Appointment To Serve As Secretary Of Agriculture

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All Republicans voted to confirm Perdue. Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly voted in favor of Perdue. Perdue to look out for them and help set the table for success. I am hopeful that Mr.

"Finally having a leader at the U.S. Department of Agriculture is vital in making sure farmers, ranchers, and rural communities have a voice in this administration", said Heitkamp.

South Dakota Senator John Thune also touts Perdue's experience as a farmer, agribusinessman and public servant while the state's other senator, Mike Rounds, was a fellow governor with Perdue and says his leadership skills and knowledge of production agriculture will be beneficial as the Senate begins work on a new farm bill. Here's what you need to know about the person now in charge of many the nation's farm and food policies.

His main task over the coming year will be working with Congress and coordinating his department's input on the next five-year farm bill.

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American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said, "We are eager for agriculture to finally have a seat in the president's cabinet, and we know Secretary Perdue is just as eager to get to work for farmers, consumers and rural America". "It is important for us to have Perdue's leadership in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and as a salesman for U.S. grown commodities".

"The only legacy that I seek is the only one that any grandparent or parent seeks - to be good stewards, and to hand off our nation, our home, our fields, our forests, and our farms to the next generation in better shape than we found it", Perdue said.

President Donald J. Trump said, "Sonny Perdue is going to accomplish great things as Secretary of Agriculture". We strongly urge the administration to move quickly in filling these positions. "We look forward to continuing our long standing partnership with USDA and working with incoming officials to identify burdensome regulations and other barriers that make it hard for independent grocers to grow their businesses and ultimately create jobs in the communities they serve". But farmers who produce more than they can sell in the United States have heavily profited from some of those deals, and are hoping his anti-trade policies will include some exceptions for agriculture.

In addition to farm and nutrition policy, I expect Perdue to be a sound champion for trade, something I have heard time and again from Kansans concerned about our ability to open new markets for products made in Kansas. It should be the aim of the American government to remove every obstacle and give farmers, ranchers, and producers every opportunity to prosper. - NPPC President Ken Maschhoff, a pork producer from Carlyle, Illinois. The success of rural America is inextricably linked to a strong Renewable Fuel Standard and growing adoption of higher ethanol blends at the pump. - Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor.

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