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Trump's Main Pick For Agriculture Head Former USDA Chief Vilsack Named Head Of U.S. Dairy Export Council WASHINGTON U.S. President-elect Donald Trump officially introduced Sonny Perdue as his selection for secretary of agriculture on Thursday, deciding on a former Georgia governor over candidates from the Midwest states that dominate U.S. agricultural exports. He told Reuters in an interview that he stepped down from his Cupboard place earlier than anticipated, on Friday, because he planned to make a journey to Mexico along with his household this week and didn't need the federal authorities to pay for a security detail to journey with him. Trump has raised tensions on immigration with his pledge to construct a wall at the Mexican-U.S. border. Commerce, environmental regulation and the 2018 federal farm invoice are also expected to be at the high of the farm agenda once Trump takes workplace Jan. How Trump responds on those points - and who he picks to guide the USDA - could determine whether or not he is able to preserve the sturdy rural support he demonstrated in the Nov. Some committee members informed Reuters they've had conferences with Trump and his advisers, and have urged attainable nominees to assist outline the kind of one who should lead the division. Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is Trump's main candidate to run the department, a senior Trump transition crew official said last week. Trump has additionally met with Elsa Murano, undersecretary of agriculture for food security below President George W. Bush, and Chuck Conner, head of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. He has additionally talked with Abel Maldonado, former lieutenant governor of California and coowner of Runway Vineyards; Tim Huelskamp, former Republican U.S. representative from Kansas; and Sid Miller, Texas agriculture commissioner. The USDA is made up of 29 companies and workplaces that carry out jobs ranging from agricultural analysis to working with foreign governments to facilitate commerce. Trump's committee wants somebody who is conversant in day-to-day farm life, can open up new markets for trade and can strain federal regulators to ease environmental restrictions, according to a dozen committee members interviewed by Reuters. John Block, an Illinois corn, soybean and hog producer who served as USDA secretary under pali in legno President Ronald Reagan, is definite Trump will make the correct choice. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has left the agriculture secretary as the final division head to be named to his Cupboard. Georgia accounted for just 2 percent of whole U.S. agriculture exports in 2015. He told Reuters in an interview that he stepped down from his Cupboard place earlier than expected, on Friday, because he planned to take a trip to Mexico along with his family this week and didn't want the federal government to pay for a security detail to journey with him. Trump has raised


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Former USDA Chief Vilsack Named Head Of U.S. Dairy Export Council WASHINGTON U.S. President-elect Donald Trump officially introduced Sonny P...

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