The incoming Donald Trump administration is expected to fill its final cabinet seat possibly before Inauguration Day. Interviews are ongoing as of Tuesday, according to those close to the process. That came despite another false report on Tuesday that former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue was to be named Agriculture Secretary. Perdue may still be in the running, but the selection process continues and other candidates are being considered. Incoming Vice President Mike Pence over the weekend said it’s very possible the cabinet will be filled before Friday. When leaving the Department of Agriculture last week, former Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack criticized the incoming administration for delaying the selection of a nominee for the position. Vilsack said the delay will make it difficult for the next USDA leader to “hit the ground running.”
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.