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Our view: Trump’s delay in picking ag secretary taking toll

By   /  Friday, January 20th, 2017  /  Agribusiness, Columns, Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Trump’s delay in picking ag secretary taking toll

Secretary of Agriculture has become the only cabinet position without a nominee from Donald Trump. At press time, literally hours before Inauguration Day, there was no signal from the incoming president about who a nominee might be. Though some believe the front-runner is former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria, the administration has been Read More →

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Central Coast ag sector misses out with Perdue nomination

By   /  Thursday, January 19th, 2017  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news, Top Story, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Central Coast ag sector misses out with Perdue nomination

President-elect Donald Trump selected Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture. (Albin Lohr-Jones via Bloomberg)

In a blow to the hopes of California farmers, President-elect Donald Trump filled the final vacant position in his cabinet, nominating former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Despite reports naming him as a front-runner, Trump passed over Abel Maldonado, formerly lieutenant governor of California and ex-mayor of Santa Maria. Read More →

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