CLA Congratulates Secretary Perdue on His Appointment

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate confirmed Former Georgia Governor George “Sonny” Perdue yesterday as U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary. Secretary Perdue began his career as a veterinarian before starting three small businesses and becoming involved in public service. He is only the second Secretary of Agriculture to hail from the Deep South. CropLife America (CLA) and many others within the agriculture industry are hopeful that Secretary Perdue will be receptive to addressing the concerns and priorities of America’s farmers and ranchers.

“With the confirmation of Secretary Perdue, we can get to work on national policies that support U.S. agriculture and restore farm profitability,” stated Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CLA. “We’ve already seen positive action, with the House Committee on Agriculture passing the re-authorization of the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act as well as the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act. Secretary Perdue is poised to make a truly positive impact on farming in this country. We look forward to acting as a resource on crop protection products and working with him on policies that increase farmer access to the most advanced pesticide technology developed.”

Michael Leary