Agriculture Leaders React to Perdue Appointment


January 19, 2017

Leaders from across various agriculture organizations reacted positively to the announcement President-elect Trump will nominate former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to head the Department of Agriculture. RFD-TV news spoke with several Ag leaders on “Market Day Report” to learn more about what Perdue’s appointment will mean for the agriculture industry under the Trump administration.

Watch the videos above for comments from the following:

Charles Conner - President, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives

Zippy Duvall - President, American Farm Bureau Federation

Tom Vilsack, Outgoing Secretary of Agriculture

Jim Mulhern - CEO, National Milk Producers Federation

Dr. Barbara Glenn - CEO, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Randy Gordon - President, National Grain and Feed Association

Chandler Goule - CEO, National Association of Wheat Growers

Roger Johnson - President, National Farmers Union

Dave Warner - Director of Communications, National Pork Producers Council

Alan Bjerga - Author and journalist covering agriculture policy

Perdue, who was raised on a farm and trained as a veterinarian also served in the U.S. Air Force reaching the rank of captain. In the 1990s, Perdue was elected to the Georgia state senate. In 2003, Perdue was elected governor of Georgia and served two terms.