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Kind: Late Cabinet pick could affect Wisconsin farmers

A Wisconsin congressman says the late nomination of Georgia's former governor as U.S. agriculture secretary could impact local farmers.

Democratic Rep. Ron Kind told Wisconsin Public Radio (http://bit.ly/2jfM4AA ) that the late pick could delay work on the next farm bill. Kind said that if and when former Gov. Sonny Perdue is confirmed for the Cabinet post, he won't have much time to work on transitional agricultural issues with outgoing Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack.

President Donald Trump waited until the eve of his Friday inauguration to nominate Perdue, a farmer's son who built businesses in grain trading and trucking before becoming the first Republican governor of...

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