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Farm Credit Welcomes Perdue’s Confirmation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Farm Credit Council CEO Todd Van Hoose made the following statement on the confirmation of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

"Congratulations to Secretary Perdue on his confirmation. Farm Credit looks forward to partnering with him in support of rural communities and agriculture," said Van Hoose. "At a time when many farmers are facing challenges with low commodity prices and competitive overseas markets, Secretary Perdue's leadership at USDA will be critical. His deep, personal experience in agriculture will be a great asset as he works to maintain the safety net for U.S. Producers, open markets for U.S. agricultural products and rebuild rural infrastructure."