Ex-Georgia gov to be Trump’s Agriculture pick

Ex-Georgia gov to be Trump’s Agriculture pick
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — State Dept. employees targets of spyware Ohio Republican Party meeting ends abruptly over anti-DeWine protesters Jan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth MORE will nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue (R ) to be secretary of Agriculture, sources familiar with discussions told The Hill Wednesday night.

It is the last Cabinet-level appointment Trump has to make, and the informal announcement comes just two days before the president-elect’s inauguration. A formal announcement is expected Thursday. 

The 70-year-old former veterinarian served on Trump’s agricultural advisory committee during the campaign and is a cousin of Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.).

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Perdue met with Trump at the end of November, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said, and told reporters afterward Trump asked “what my skills sets were and I told him what they were, aside from having been governor, as a business person and primarily in agricultural commodities, trading domestically and internationally.”