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The Senate Agriculture Committee Monday announced the time for Sonny Perdue’s confirmation hearing. Perdue is the last in line for a confirmation hearing, after being the last cabinet nominee announced by then President-elect Donald Trump a day before his inauguration into office. Continue reading

The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary. The hearing Thursday, March 23rd, marks the next step in confirming Perdue to the President’s Cabinet. Continue reading

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Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue plans on divesting his business interests as part of becoming the next leader at the Department of Agriculture. The Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper reports Perdue plans to step down from his business holding company and restructure his family trusts, should the Senate confirm his appointment. Continue reading

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The White House has sent the Senate Agriculture Committee financial disclosure documents for Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump’s Agriculture Secretary nominee. Continue reading

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The Senate Agriculture Committee is getting closer to scheduling a confirmation hearing for Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue, but still needs some paperwork from the White House. Continue reading

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During a farm bill field hearing last week, Kansas Republican Senator Pat Roberts said Sonny Perdue is just waiting. The Senate Agriculture Committee chairman says his committee has not received the required paperwork from the White House yet to schedule a confirmation hearing for Perdue. Continue reading



North Dakota Democrat, Senator Heidi Heitkamp this week endorsed Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue. Heitkamp is the first Democrat in the Senate to endorse President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Agriculture. Continue reading



More than 650 agriculture groups have endorsed President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In a letter to House and Senate agriculture leaders last week, 669 agricultural organizations endorsed Sonny Perdue, the nominee for Agriculture Secretary. Continue reading

The National Milk Producers Federation urged the Senate Agriculture Committee to swiftly confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, as NMPF, its 29 member cooperatives and numerous state dairy associations joined more than 600 other farm and agriculture groups in a letter endorsing Perdue for the position. Continue reading

Secretary of Agriculture Nominee Sonny Perdue has received the endorsement from former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Continue reading

The Senate Agriculture Committee likely won’t have a hearing on Sonny Perdue’s nomination until mid-to-late February. Continue reading

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has been nominated as U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary. AgNet Media talked with Perdue a few years ago about his agriculture background and life experiences. Continue reading

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Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway issued the following statement upon the announcement of President-Elect Donald Trump’s selection of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the nominee for Secretary of Agriculture. Continue reading

With the nomination of Sunny Perdue for agriculture secretary, several agriculture organizations are showing their support for the former Georgia governor.

President-elect Donald Trump said in a statement that Perdue would “accomplish great things” at the Department of Agriculture.” He said, “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.”

Perdue is a graduate of the University of Georgia and served as a state senator before being elected governor of Georgia in 2003. He left office in 2011 and started a trading company based in Atlanta. He’s known as a strong businessman with a keen understanding as agriculture.

With reports of Perdue’s nomination hitting the internet, agriculture groups are sending out news releases to show their support.
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