Trump Names Perdue, Champion of Big Ag, Secretary of Agriculture

WASHINGTON – President-elect Trump has nominated ex-Georgia Gov. and long-time agribusiness leader Sonny Perdue to become secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The following is a statement by Erik Olson, director of the Health Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“Perdue’s background indicates he will be a protector of Big Ag interests.  But America needs a Secretary of Agriculture who’s responsive to a host of current concerns, from healthy food production and safe water quality to biodiversity and the impact of climate change.”

For more on the nomination of Perdue, see this blog by NRDC’s Jonathan Kaplan.

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