Mark O’Neill, Media and Strategic Communications Director
510 S. 31st Street , Camp Hill, PA 17001 • 717.761.2740 • Email • @pfbmediaone
For Immediate Release: January 19, 2017
(Camp Hill) – Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) is pleased with the selection of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Donald Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of Agriculture.
“We are strongly encouraged by the nomination of Perdue, who understands the challenges and issues faced by farm families, having grown up on a farm and worked as a veterinarian,” said PFB President Rick Ebert.
Farm Bureau notes that aside from Perdue’s political experience as a two-term governor of Georgia, he also has practical agriculture business experience, operating a grain and fertilizer business.
“Perdue has the reputation of working on issues of vital interest to farm families, including promoting economic opportunities, such as increasing trade of American farm products overseas; recognizing the special needs and concerns of farmers in relation to immigration reform policies; and understanding the impact that burdensome regulations can place on farmers,” concluded Ebert.
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is the state’s largest farm organization with a volunteer membership of nearly 62,000 farm and rural families, representing farms of every size and commodity across Pennsylvania.