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Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as 31st Agriculture Secretary

· April 24, 2017

America finally has a new U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The Senate voted 87-11 to confirm former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as the 31st Secretary. Nearly 13 weeks since President Trump nominated the 70-year-old Republican, Perdue finally got his day in the Senate. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) who introduced the vote to the floor, said it […]

Sonny Perdue Senate vote set for April 24

· April 10, 2017

USDA Secretary of Agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue will finally get his day in the Senate. Following a unanimous consent request from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the vote is now scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24, on President Trump’s nomination of former Georgia Governor Perdue to be Agriculture Secretary. The vote comes […]

Who will be America’s next Pig Farmer of the Year?

· September 7, 2016

Have you voted yet? Not for Trump or Clinton, but for America’s next Pig Farmer of the Year. With just three short days left to vote, the National Pork Board is encouraging the industry to cast their ballots. Four finalists are vying for the 2016 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year award, a program that […]

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