"Everyone was quite anxious", said Craig Hill, president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation.
"There are compromises to be made, and President Trump says he is a deal-maker, so, hopefully, Mr".
"The best representative for ag will be Sonny Perdue", said Johanns. He also vowed to work with the administration "to establish a strong trade policy that benefits agriculture" and to identify unintended consequences of regulations and address them "before they create challenges for agriculture".
Fifty Republicans and 37 Democrats voted to confirm Perdue. His cousin, Georgia Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., voted present. So, what it means for agriculture is we now have the head of USDA, Sonny Perdue from Georgia, in place as secretary, and he can start that initial, very important work. Specifically, I call on you to prioritize the following critical areas: "1) Advocate for free trade policies in any consideration of the North American Free Trade Agreement; 2) Advocate for USA leadership in the Pacific markets post Trans-Pacific Partnership; 3) Prioritize bilateral trade deals; and 4) Expand market access and make America more competitive". That's why I'm so confident that he is the right person for the job.
Farm issues are often dominated less by partisan or ideological considerations and more by jockeying between regional and crop-specific interests. Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin encouraged the agriculture secretary to come to Wisconsin to talk to affected farmers, assuring him that he has his full support. Otherwise USDA's leadership has been largely dominated by Midwesterners over the years. He understands regional differences and is committed to ensuring that agriculture holds a prominent seat at the table during trade negotiations. While the order is expected to look at an array of rural development issues - including housing, utilities and broadband access - the emphasis will be on the American farmer, aides said.
"That is a problem, a constant issue for agriculture that is not new", Starling said. She continues saying "During the confirmation process, Governor Perdue proved he possesses the experience and expertise to lead in this pivotal role".
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Stabenow said USDA is in urgent need of leadership.
"As governor, he oversaw the economy of one of the top agricultural states in this nation", NACD president Brent Van Dyke said.
Thank you again for your willingness to serve as Secretary of Agriculture and congratulations on your confirmation.
"Today is a great day for American agriculture".
Agribusinessman, veterinarian, state legislator, and governor of Georgia, Perdue worked on the family farm in central Georgia andn will be only the fourth agriculture secretary who can claim to have been a farmer.