Tommy Irvin was born the child of sharecroppers and went on to become the longest serving Agriculture Commissioner in United States History and the longest serving statewide elected official in the state of Georgia. Irvin became Agriculture Commissioner in 1969 – the same year man first walked on the moon. He served until January 2011.
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
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
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
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
State Representative Allen Peake will try again this session to make it easier for families to get medical marijuana. According to a report by WABE (NPR), Peake will try a different tack by pushing legislation to put a referendum before voters in 2018. Click here for full story. Opposition to expanded availability of legal pot
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
Former Governor Sonny Perdue flew up to New York City for a tete-a-tete with President-Elect Trump. Perdue’s name has been thrown around for Secretary of Agriculture. However, Perdue only said he was asked to meet with Trump “and that’s what I’m going to do.” Per Greg Bluestein of the AJC, Perdue arrived at Trump Tower
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
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.