Who is running USDA while the Trump team arrives?

The headlines go to the president’s appointee for agriculture secretary — this year, President Trump’s selection of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue. But the Agriculture Department has approximately 400 executive jobs, the great majority of them filled by the appointee. Michael Young, the USDA budget director, is the top officer at USDA for the moment, awaiting… » Read More

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