According to Market Watch, Perdue, a Republican, grew up on a dairy farm and has managed agribusinesses.
"I've known and worked with Sonny Perdue for many years and I know what a dedicated public servant he is", United Fresh Board member Bill Brim of Lewis Taylor Farms of Tipton, GA, said in the statement.
"That is a problem, a constant issue for agriculture that is not new", Starling said, adding "It is perhaps more pressing now". Secretary Perdue's experience as an exporter and governor leading trade missions will be invaluable as this administration pursues trade policy.
Conaway said a strong farm program is essential "as rural America struggles against the largest 4-year percentage decline in net farm income since the start of the Great Depression".
Democrats surely think so.
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"President Trump has made it clear he supports a good farm bill that is delivered on time and includes a strong safety net for our nation's farmers".
Regarding those contributions, Lee noted that farms and businesses directly involved in the production, distribution and processing of US cotton employ more than 125,000 workers and produce direct business revenue of more than $21 billion.
The Nebraska Farmer's Union said Perdue looks to be up to the challenges ahead, including immediate work "to address the depressed farm economy, offering assistance to struggling farmers across the country". Trump has also proposed slashing USDA programs, a move likely to bring him into open conflict with farmers. Pat Roberts, the chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said Perdue will help facilitate recovery in small American towns. He recognizes the essential roles that immigration, trade, and regulation play in a farmer's ability to run his business, all of which will shape the debate as Congress works to pass the farm bill and appropriations bills. And that's just a hint of the diplomacy Perdue will need as the administration rewrites old deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, and forges new ones with individual countries. Canada changed its policy on pricing domestic milk to cover more dairy ingredients, leading to lower prices for Canadian products that compete with USA milk.
Perdue is slated to be sworn in during a short ceremony at the Supreme Court early Tuesday morning and later speak with department employees before participating in a farmer roundtable and executive order signing with Trump.
Perdue will also be part of the administration's response to a dispute with Canada's dairy industry, which has a new lower-priced classification of milk product that Trump says is harming USA producers in dairy states like Wisconsin and NY.