Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Agriculture, received something that none of the other Trump cabinet nominees did. He picked up the endorsement of the person in the Obama administration who held the post he’s been nominated for.

An Associated Press report says former Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack endorsed Sonny Perdue as a good choice as the new Secretary of Agriculture. Perdue has recently been making rounds on Capitol Hill, visiting with key senators ahead of upcoming confirmation hearings.

Vilsack said Perdue’s background as a former Republican governor of Georgia has prepared him to deal with the “challenges and opportunities that exist in rural communities.” Vilsack adds he’s worked firsthand with Perdue and knows how committed he is to the nation’s farmers, ranchers, and producers, regardless of size or production methods. He also expects Purdue to be very supportive of the national forests and the Forest Service, as well as an advocate for the national land grant universities that help to develop the next generation of farmers and ranchers.

Source;  NAFB News