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Farm Credit Statement on Nomination of Agriculture Secretary

Washington, D.C. (January 18, 2017) – Todd Van Hoose, CEO of the Farm Credit Council, made the following statement on President-elect Donald Trump's reported nomination of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture:

“Rural Americans played a critical role in the election. Governor Perdue has a long history of personal involvement in agriculture. He knows the challenges facing our nation’s farmers and rural families. USDA and Farm Credit share a common mission to support rural communities and agriculture and we look forward to working with Governor Perdue to fulfill that mission.” said Van Hoose. “2017 is the Farm Credit System’s 101st year of providing reliable, consistent credit and financial services in rural America. We’re excited to help policymakers understand the integral role farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses play in our economy and the unique infrastructure needs of rural communities.”

Farm Credit supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow. It has been fulfilling its mission of helping rural America grow and thrive for more than a century with the capital necessary to make businesses successful and by financing vital infrastructure and communication services. For more information visit www.farmcredit.com.

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Contact: Mark Hayes | markhayes@fccouncil.com