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Quarles praises Trump’s selection for agriculture secretary

Sonny Perdue
Sonny Perdue

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue named

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 19, 2017) — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles praised President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture.

“I want to congratulate Gov. Perdue on his selection as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture,” Quarles said. “Gov. Perdue brings a lifetime of agriculture and management experience to this post. I know I join many of Kentucky’s agricultural leaders in praising President-elect Trump for selecting such an accomplished man in Gov. Perdue. I look forward to working with Gov. Perdue and his staff to continue the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s strong relationship with the USDA in order to advance the prosperity of farmers and all of rural America.”

Perdue, 70, is a businessman, veterinarian, and former Georgia state senator who served as governor of Georgia from 2003-2011.