Trump selects a congressional lobbyist for a USDA short of executives

Nearly a year after taking office, President Trump tabbed farm group official Ken Barbic to be USDA’s congressional liaison, rewarding western growers who backed his campaign. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said he was “very excited by the nomination” while noting that two nominees for top-tier posts at USDA are bottled up in the Senate. Perdue,… » Read More

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