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Shocker: Trump's USDA appointees are all corporate hacks

Original story at Mother Jones• 36 mentions • 5 months ago

Mother Jones 5 months ago

 
President Donald Trump and his agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue, are finally getting around to staffing key positions at the US Department of Agriculture, reports the trade journal AgWeb. Surprising no one who watched the chaotic process that finally ended with Trump settling on Perdue as USDA chief, the rumored picks to fill top USDA roles are a bunch of agribiz flacks and political hacks. All the reported picks are strong supporters of opening export markets for overproduced US farm goods like soybeans and pork. That's also predictable, since reassuring Big Ag about overseas sales is one of the reasons Trump ...
 
 
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22 May
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