Sec of Ag Sonny Perdue rolls up his sleeves Jacqui Fatka
While addressing USDA employees on his first day on the job, secretary of ag Sonny Perdue rolls up his sleeves to signify he's ready to get to work.

Perdue looks to fill top spots

Reorganization plan that eliminates rural development undersecretary comes under fire.

Reports indicate that Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue may name some of his first undersecretaries and his deputy secretary this week, tapping many Midwest state agricultural officials to help balance the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Politico reported that American Soybean Assn. president and chief executive officer Steve Censky is in line to be Perdue’s deputy secretary. A formal announcement from the White House is expected Wednesday.

Censky has led the so

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