|Farmers pin hopes on Trump's choice for Ag Secretary|
Marketplace - 1/23/2017. By Annie Baxter - Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of agriculture, has deep ties to agriculture. Perdue is a former governor of Georgia, a state known for agricultural products including peaches, cotton and poultry. And agriculture has played a big part in Perdue's other professional pursuits.
|What’s at Stake for Ag Policy under Trump’s USDA Pick|
Civil Eats - 1/23/2017. By Christina Cooke - A single day before inauguration, President Donald Trump filled the last vacancy on his cabinet, naming former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue secretary of agriculture. The son of a Georgia farmer and a veterinarian by training, Perdue, now 70, entered politics in 1991 as a Democratic state senator in Georgia. He helped shape the state’s agriculture policy through the ’90s and switched to the Republican party in 1998.
|Costco calls for end to bee-killing pesticides|
Digital Journal - 1/22/2017. By Tim Sandle - The retail corporation Costco has requested that its suppliers end the use of bee-killing pesticides on garden plants sold in its stores. This is part of a Friends of the Earth initiative.