Ag Department nominee Perdue facing more delays

WASHINGTON, DC — Farm groups are pushing the U.S. Senate to vote on Sonny Perdue’s confirmation as Agriculture secretary this week before senators go on an extended break, but the odds of Perdue getting cleared before the Easter break seem slim. The Senate is expected to spend the entire week grappling with the nomination of federal… Continue reading Ag Department nominee Perdue facing more delays

Mystery of Trump’s nomination of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — For horses a lot hangs on who is eventually appointed as Secretary of Agriculture. Former George Governor Sonny Perdue was reportedly nominated but confirmation hearings still have not been set. So Perdue remains unconfirmed. Although not a food animal in the US, the person appointed to head up the Agricultural Department will… Continue reading Mystery of Trump’s nomination of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture

Trump picks Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to head up Agriculture

WASHINGTON, DC — President-elect Donald Trump selected former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to lead the Department of Agriculture. Perdue, 70, served on Trump's agricultural advisory committee during his presidential campaign. His nomination, which must be confirmed by the Republican-led Senate, will complete Trump's proposed cabinet just two days before he is sworn in as president… Continue reading Trump picks Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to head up Agriculture