Trump nominates Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture

President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Nov. 10, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President-elect Donald J. Trump is nominating former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture.

As the former governor of a state that produces billions in agricultural products each year, Sonny Perdue has embraced policies under which Georgia farmers have thrived, and he is ready to generate the same level of success on the national level. Having been raised on a farm and worked as a veterinarian, Perdue is deeply in touch with the concerns of American farmers and will fight for their prosperity.

“Sonny Perdue is going to accomplish great things as Secretary of Agriculture,” said President-elect Donald J. Trump. “From growing up on a farm to being governor of a big agriculture state, he has spent his whole life understanding and solving the challenges our farmers face, and he is going to deliver big results for all Americans who earn their living off the land.”

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