US Agriculture Secretary nominated by Bush
The former governor of North Dakota, Edward T Schafer,
has been nominated by President Bush as the new Agricultural
A Republican, Schafer succeeds Mike Johanns who has decided to campaign for
Nebraska's Senate seat.
Acting secretary Chuck Conner, praised the
president's choice in a press release by the USDA yesterday stating that
Schafer's background as governor of an agricultural state such as North Dakota
is in a good position to understand burning agricultural issues.
"He is an optimistic, strong leader and will be welcomed by farmers, ranchers
and other stakeholders", said Conner.
Vice President of government affairs for the National Cattlemen's Beef
Association, Jay Trutt, also commented that Schafer "will bring a new impetus to
American agriculture in a period of new challenges in policy and technological
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