House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson today made the following statement on the announcement that Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue will be nominated to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“Agriculture and rural America play such an important role in our economy. With the appointment of Perdue, who has a background in agriculture, I am hopeful we will get a better sense of the incoming administration's policy plans for rural America. There is a lot of work ahead of us including reauthorizing the farm bill, maintaining the RFS and rolling back some of the regulations that are negatively impacting farmers. I look forward to sharing the concerns of Midwestern farmers with Perdue and getting to work.”