Farm, Rural Advisory Committee Named for Trump’s Campaign


Agri-Pulse reports: 

Donald Trump's campaign has set up a geographically diverse team of agricultural leaders that includes congressmen, governors, state agriculture commissioners, trade association leaders and producers of grain, livestock, poultry and fruits and vegetables. 

“The men and women on the committee will provide pioneering new ideas to strengthen our nation's agricultural industry as well as provide support to our rural communities,” noted the campaign in a release today. “Mr. Trump understands the critical role our nation's agricultural community plays in feeding not only our country, but the world, and how important these Americans are to powering our nation's economy.” 

As Agri-Pulse has previously reported, Charles W. Herbster is chairing Trump's Agricultural and Rural Advisory Committee, guided by National Chief Policy Advisor Sam Clovis. 

Herbster, a Trump contributor, has an Angus breeding operation and farm in Nebraska and owns the Conklin Co., a network marketing company involved in agronomic services and other products. 

The governors on the Committee are Terry Branstad of Iowa, Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota, Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota, Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and Pete Ricketts of Nebraska and Sam Brownback of Kansas. 

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (a former Texas agriculture commissioner) also is included on the council as well as former Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and James Gilmore, former governor of Virginia. 

The agriculture advisory council also includes one former agriculture secretary, John Block; a former deputy secretary during the George W. Bush administration, Jim Moseley; a former assistant Army secretary under Bush who oversaw the Army Corps of Engineers, John Paul Woodley; and Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan. 

For the full committee list, click here


Source:  Agri-Marketing

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