Statement by Joel G. Newman, President and CEO, American Feed Industry Association, Regarding Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture:
\"The American Feed Industry Association is pleased with President-elect Donald Trump\'s latest, and final, cabinet selection--former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture. AFIA works with USDA on a broad slate of issues such as trade and implementation of the farm bill. We believe Gov. Perdue\'s political and agriculture-related background make him a sound fit for the role.
Gov. Perdue holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine, and following his service as a captain in the U.S. Air Force, he became a successful small business owner, concentrating in agribusiness and transportation.
We look forward to working closely with the new agriculture secretary, assisting him and his staff on animal food-related topics, and how our industry relates to other agriculture sectors and to consumers. This will be particularly important as Congress, the administration and industry come together to draft and enact the new farm bill.\"