Date: Mar 30, 2017

Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee approved the nomination of Sonny Perdue, the former Georgia governor, to become U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Perdue’s nomination now heads to the full Senate for a final confirmation vote.

“On behalf of the 2,500 Western Growers members who collectively grow more than half of the nation’s fruits, vegetables and tree nuts, I applaud the bipartisan decision of the Senate Agriculture Committee to advance Secretary-designate Sonny Perdue’s nomination as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to the Senate floor,” said Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif in a statement released today.

“We are confident he will act as a tireless advocate for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the industry it serves, working to preserve and enhance support for department priorities vital to the sustainability of farmers across the country.”

Western Growers looks forward to building a partnership with Secretary-designate Perdue, working together to advance agricultural priorities in areas such as immigration, the farm bill, trade, nutrition, research funding and the environment.


For more information, contact Cory Lunde at (949) 885-2264.

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