Ag secretary nominee Sonny Perdue before Senate Agriculture Committee on March 23, 2017

Industry excited to work alongside newly confirmed Perdue

Agricultural groups welcome new ag secretary after waiting months to have a champion for industry.

On Monday evening, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue was confirmed at the new secretary of agriculture, ending months of waiting for a new leader at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

At his March 23 confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, Perdue pledged to be a “tenacious” advocate for agriculture. “Agriculture needs a strong advocate,” he said at the time.

He also vowed to work with the Administration &ldquo

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