Sonny Perdue Senate Agriculture Committee nomination hearing Drew Angerer/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 23: Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry on Capitol Hill, March 23, 2017, in Washington, DC. Previously, Perdue served as the governor of Gerogia from 2003 to 2011.

Perdue promises to be tenacious leader for ag

Senate Agriculture Committee nomination hearing allows secretary of agriculture nominee to lay out his priorities on trade, agency cooperation and labor.

Former Georgia Gov. George “Sonny” Perdue appeared before the Senate Agriculture Committee Thursday morning and made it known his strong desire to be a champion voice and advocate for agriculture’s unique challenges and needs going forward within the Trump Administration.

Top of mind for many senators during the hearing is the role Perdue would play in the anticipated trade agenda. Perdue said he plans to develop personal relationships with Commerce Secretary Wilbur

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