United States Senator Deb Fischer says she looks forward to getting to know President Donald Trump’s choice to be the next Secretary of Agriculture.
Fischer says she doesn’t know a lot about former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.
“I look forward to visiting with Gov. Perdue and to hear this thoughts on what he sees ahead for us and what he sees in the Farm Bill,” Fischer tells Nebraska reporters during a conference call.
Congress will begin working on a new Farm Bill this year.
Fischer says Perdue seems to be a good fit as Agriculture Secretary.
“I want to have somebody in that position who has direct knowledge of agriculture,” Fischer says. “And I think Gov. Perdue’s background, his experiences, really his professional training as a veterinarian; I think that’s all going to be very beneficial.”
Fischer says she doesn’t believe it makes much difference that Perdue is from a southern state.
“What we’re looking at is getting a Farm Bill that is going to bring certainty, bring assurances to ag producers, obviously throughout this country,” according to Fischer. “Each section is different. The South is different than the Midwest. I’m going to continue advocating for the needs that our Midwest farmers have.”