Will the Trump/Perdue USDA Defend or Kill Organics?
[This article was previously published in the spring issue of The Cultivator, Cornucopia’s quarterly newsletter.]
by Mark Kastel, Codirector at The Cornucopia Institute
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President Trump named former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as his pick to head up what President Lincoln called “the People’s Department”—the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Perdue (no relation to the giant Perdue poultry company) holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine, grew up on a farm, and ran a small fertilizer business before running for elected office. When he left the governor’s office in 2011, Perdue’s agricultural involvement shifted to ownership in crop export companies, farm transportation, and grain/feed processing.
During his political career he accepted $328,000 in campaign donations from agribusiness interests according to published reports. Read Full Article »