NASDA Commends Nomination of Governor Perdue as Ag Secretary

Release Date: 01/19/2017

For Immediate Release
Contact:
Amanda Bryant Culp
Director, Communications
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
(202) 296-9680, amanda@nasda.org

Washington, DC, January 19, 2017 – The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) congratulates Governor Sonny Perdue on being named as the next Secretary of Agriculture by President-Elect Donald Trump today. As co-regulators with the federal government and advocates for agriculture producers in the states, NASDA and its members look forward to working with Secretary Designee Sonny Perdue to advance American agriculture and the rural economy.

NASDA President and Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry Dr. Mike Strain highlighted a number of priorities NASDA looks forward to working on with the new administration.

“We congratulate Governor Perdue and welcome the opportunity to work together.  The next Farm Bill, expanding export opportunities for U.S. producers, and the fostering a regulatory environment that allows agriculture to thrive are key priorities we look forward to partnering on with Governor Perdue,” said Commissioner Strain. “Most importantly, we look forward to working cooperatively, as state and federal partners, to advance the success of farmers and ranchers who feed families in the U.S. and beyond.”

NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories.

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