Statement from KFB President Mark Haney on Confirmation of USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue

Posted on Apr 25, 2017

I am so pleased the Senate has confirmed Sonny Perdue as our new USDA Secretary. As former governor of Georgia, a farmer himself, businessman and veterinarian, Secretary Perdue brings real-world farming and administrative experience to this job. I have no doubt he will be a strong advocate for Kentucky farmers and will work tirelessly for all farmers and ranchers across the country. As we navigate through a challenging time for agriculture and our rural communities, Secretary Perdue will serve well as a champion for our rural way of life. I know he will hit the ground running taking on the many issues farm families are facing today. Secretary Perdue, we welcome you to your position as head of the USDA and we look forward to your service to our agriculture industry and this great nation.