Perdue Named Secretary of Agriculture
The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association welcomes the nomination of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as secretary of agriculture, leading the USDA. Perdue was a partner in a grain elevator business with locations in Georgia and South Carolina, and is a past president of the Southeastern Grain & Feed Association, with headquarters in Raleigh. “The secretary of agriculture and the USDA plays a key role in addressing the challenges faced by farmers,” said NCSPA president John Fleming. Perdue is the first southerner nominated for secretary of agriculture in more than two decades.