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Farm Bureau and Grain & Feed Assoc. Urge Senate to Confirm Perdue as Ag Secretary Before Easter

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:05:32 CDT

Farm Bureau and Grain & Feed Assoc. Urge Senate to Confirm Perdue as Ag Secretary Before Easter The American Farm Bureau Federation and National Grain and Feed Association today joined in calling on the U.S. Senate to confirm Sonny Perdue as the 31st agriculture secretary this week before beginning a two-week spring recess on April 7.

The Senate Agriculture Committee, in an overwhelming bipartisan vote on March 30, approved recommending confirmation of the former two-term Georgia governor to the full Senate.

“U.S. farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses - and the consumers we serve - need the strong, capable leadership at USDA that Gov. Perdue will provide,” the AFBF and NGFA said. “He is a dedicated, accomplished, innovative, problem-solving and proven public servant, and we need him at the USDA to begin addressing a backlog of policy issues that are awaiting his attention and to begin the process of filling key positions within the department. It also is vital to have Gov. Perdue engaged fully within the administration and with Congress on international trade, farm bill and regulatory issues affecting U.S. farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses.”

Perdue has the bipartisan support of six past agriculture secretaries, the AFBF and NGFA noted, as well as the support of nearly 700 agriculture groups from across the nation.

Source - American Farm Bureau Federation



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