Perdue's cousin, Sen David Perdue, R-Ga., presided over the Senate for the vote.
Regarding those contributions, Lee noted that farms and businesses directly involved in the production, distribution and processing of USA cotton employ more than 125,000 workers and produce direct business revenue of more than $21 billion. Trump has nominated Florida International University College of Law dean Alexander Acosta, with Republicans planning to put him up to a confirmation vote as soon as this week. Perdue and his long record of public service, I'm confident that he will hit the ground running in his new job. Gov.
The National Corn Growers Association also congratulated Secretary Perdue. "I look forward to working with him as a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee to make our agriculture, farming, and ranching industries vigorous and strong now, and for future generations". "We look forward to opportunities to sit down with President Trump, Secretary Perdue, and others in the administration to provide input on how the task force can best serve soybean farmers". She underscored how critical it is for a Secretary of Agriculture to work with Congress after a bill is passed to implement it in a way that works for farmers, ranchers, and rural communities in North Dakota and across the country.
Although Perdue has received considerable support in the Senate and from agricultural interest groups, ethics watchdogs have raised concerns about his agro-business holdings. Mr Trump has proposed a 21% cut in US Department of Agriculture (USDA) programmes and has harshly criticised some worldwide trade deals, saying they have killed American jobs.
USDA officials need to keep farmers at top of mind as they go about daily business, Perdue said.
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When it comes to trade, Johanns said Perdue needs to be at the table for trade talks, and he must go where they are because ag shouldn't be traded.
The president's new pick for the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, will submit a report within the next 180 days on the burden's that farmers face. The U.S. dairy industry claims Canada unfairly lowered the price of its own "ultra-filtered" to reduce American imports.
After Perdue, remaining nominees for Trump's administration to be confirmed are Robert Lighthizer for USA trade representative and Alexander Acosta for labor secretary.
"That is a problem, a constant issue for agriculture that is not new", Starling said, adding "It is perhaps more pressing now".