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Agriculture nominee Perdue prioritizes trade, expanding export markets

March 23, 2017
Sonny Perdue, President Trump's pick to lead the Agriculture Department, said during his March 23 confirmation hearing that working with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Commerce Department to expand agricultural trade will be his top priority. Perdue, who served as Georgia's governor from 2003-2011, was repeatedly pressed by members of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Trump's trade policies and what role Perdue would have in shaping the new administration's approach to trade. Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat...


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