Sonny Perdue

Sonny Perdue Confirmed as Agriculture Secretary

In News, Regulatory by Krista Garver0 Comments

Yesterday, the Senate officially confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by a vote of 87 to 11.

Perdue’s nomination drew mostly support and some criticism. He grew up on a farm and has a doctorate in veterinary medicine and a long history in the agriculture industry. Supporters see him as someone who will stand up for rural farmers. On the other hand, Perdue made a lot of his wealth in the fertilizer business, and opponents fear his allegiances may lie more with big business.

Only time will tell.

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