Chicago Tribune: Former Georgia governor said to be Trump’s pick for agriculture secretary

Chicago Tribune
By: Marvin Perez and Jennifer Jacobs
January 2, 2017

Sonny Perdue III, the former governor of Georgia, is president-elect Donald Trump‘s leading candidate to be his U.S. secretary of agriculture, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Perdue, 70, would succeed Tom Vilsack. Perdue met with Trump Nov. 30 and afterward said they talked about agricultural commodities traded domestically and internationally. While Perdue is the front-runner, the decision isn’t final, the person said.

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