Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture
The names and hometowns of the farmer participants were not released Monday by the White House. In fact, Perdue takes his seat as the Agriculture Secretary just as a 2018 draft budget includes a $4.7 billion spending cut for the USDA.
The Senate voted to confirm Mr Perdue 87-11.
“I’ve known and worked with Sonny Perdue for many years and I know what a dedicated public servant he is”, United Fresh Board member Bill Brim of Lewis Taylor Farms of Tipton, GA, said in the statement. Top Ag Democrat Debbie Stabenow. During a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences conference in 2007, …