Sonny Perdue’s confirmation for secretary of the US Department of Agriculture is likely to occur without a fight, so we need to move fast to put our vision for a better food system on the table. Take action now to demand he put healthy food and farms first.
Tell the Agriculture Secretary Nominee to Put Healthy Food and Farms First
Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is President Trump’s nominee to lead the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA plays a vital role in our food system, a system that right now is fueling chronic health problems, damaging farmland, and spewing chemical runoff into our waterways.
You can bet Governor Perdue is hearing from the usual agribusiness lobbyists working to keep the status quo, and he has a history of siding with them. Because he is likely to be confirmed after his hearing this week without much of a fight, we need to ensure the first thing he hears upon assuming office is a demand for smarter public investments to make healthy foods more affordable, to improve children’s health and well-being, and to encourage farmers to adopt science-based, sustainable farming practices.