Category: Agriculture

Secretary Perdue Makes Religious Liberty a Priority in USDA Office

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perude has announced that religious liberty and freedom of speech are a priority in the office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Perdue’s office issued a statement earlier this week after sending a policy memo to all USDA employees. “Today, I want to reestablish this Department’s commitment to safeguarding every American’s First

Sonny Confirmed as Secretary of Agriculture

You can now refer to George Ervin Perdue as Secretary Sonny. Our former governor was confirmed as the 39th Secretary of Agriculture today. With Sonny’s confirmation, Georgia now has more power in the White House than at any time since the Carter Administration, if my memory serves me right. In addition to his lofty governmental

For Ag Secretary Nominee Sonny Perdue, It’s “Hurry Up And Wait”

It’s been 11 weeks since President Donald Trump nominated former Governor Sonny Perdue to lead the federal Agriculture Department.  As the AJC points out in today’s article, the former Governor was the last nominee appointed to fill Trump’s cabinet.  Delays, including a paperwork mishap, have pushed back the confirmation vote by the US Senate, and

Dispatch From Havana: Georgia’s Trading Interests in Cuba

With the Trump administration taking control in Washington D.C. last Friday, there will be a new debate on the sanctions against Cuba, and a softening of the trade restrictions could have a big impact on the developing humanitarian and financial relationship between Georgia businesses and the Cuban people. However, the new administration will need to

Perdue Back Atop Agriculture Secretary Depth Chart

Politico reports that former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is the leading candidate to become Donald Trump’s Secretary of Agriculture. BREAKING IN PLAYBOOK — FORMER GEORGIA GOV. SONNY PERDUE is the leading candidate to be tapped as Donald Trump’s secretary of agriculture. Perdue has won statewide office twice, theoretically making his confirmation easier. Agriculture and veterans

Senator Perdue Unlikely to Have a Role in the Trump Administration

Earlier this morning, Charlie wrote a post speculating on how Georgians might play a part in a new Trump administration. One of the people he mentioned was Senator David Perdue, who was one of President-elect Trump’s earliest supporters and who met with Trump to plot how the businessman could appropriate Perdue’s outsider strategy in his

Marijuana on the ballot

Multiple states will offer voters a chance to express their opinion about easing marijuana laws including 5 with recreational use initiatives making weed legal. Florida is the closest to Georgia where voters will decide if pot may be offered for medicinal purposes. Here is a story from the AP posted on Cannabist about the ballot initiatives.