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Meat Institute Welcomes Senate Confirmation of Sonny Perdue

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Washington, DC – Barry Carpenter, president and CEO of the North American Meat Institute, issued the following statement in response to the Senate confirmation of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

"We welcome today’s confirmation of Sonny Perdue as the next Secretary of Agriculture. His experience as a farmer and veterinarian will be valuable in his new role as he works on behalf of U.S. agriculture, a critically important sector of the U.S. economy and responsible for feeding Americans and people around the world.

We look forward to working with Secretary Perdue to ensure the safety of the nation's meat and poultry supply, expand trade opportunities around the world and to address the challenges facing our industry.”

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