News Release

Farm Bureau praises Sonny Perdue confirmation as Secretary of Agriculture

April 24, 2017  • Public Policy

Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Tom Buchanan issued the following statement following the U.S. Senate’s 87-11 vote to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

April 24, 2017–“Oklahoma Farm Bureau today congratulates Sonny Perdue on his vital new role as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Now more than ever, farmers and ranchers need a powerful voice for agriculture in Washington, D.C. As a farmer and agribusinessman, Perdue understands firsthand the needs and challenges facing agriculture and rural America. We have faith Perdue will work hard on behalf of farmers, ranchers and consumers across the country.

“We also commend Sen. Jim Inhofe and Sen. James Lankford for their support of Perdue and American farmers and ranchers.”