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USMEF Gives New Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue Its Stamp of Approval as an Advocate for Trade

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:44:38 CDT

USMEF Gives New Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue Its Stamp of Approval as an Advocate for Trade

Late yesterday afternoon, the Senate finally confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as the next Secretary of Agriculture in a landslide bipartisan vote. One of the many people giving Perdue two thumbs up is Phil Seng, president and CEO of the US Meat Export Federation. He told Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays that Perdue will bring to the office an understanding of the value export markets have in the agricultural industry.

“Agriculture has been one of the stellar industries where we’ve been in the black for the last 42 years as far as agricultural trade,” Seng said. “We want to continue in that tradition and I think Sonny Perdue has given us a lot of reason to believe that he is going to continue to believe in that tradition, extolling the virtues of trade and globalization.”

Seng says he is looking forward to begin working with Perdue as soon as possible. He insists, too, that the new Secretary will serve as a staunch advocate for the ag industry and will use his influence within the Trump administration to seek opportunity for trade expansion.

“I really sense that he understands what trade is all about and what it means to the producer,” Seng imparted. “So, having him appointed and being confirmed is huge as far as US agriculture is concerned.”

Listen to Hay’s full conversation with Seng about his thoughts regarding USDA’s new Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, on today’s Beef Buzz.

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