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Statement from Sec. of Ag Jaspers on Perdue Confirmation





SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
NEWS RELEASE

 

 


For Immediate Release: April 24, 2017
Media Contact: Jody Heemstra, 605-773-4073

 

 

Statement from Sec. of Ag Jaspers on Perdue Confirmation

 

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Mike Jaspers issued the following statement in response to the U. S. Senate’s confirmation of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

 


“The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides important support to South Dakota’s farm and ranch families. I congratulate Sonny Perdue on his confirmation and look forward to working with him to further agriculture in South Dakota.” (***Download Jaspers audio here***)

 


Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect and preserve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit SDDA online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter. SD Ag Chat podcasts can be found http://sdda.sd.gov/news. You may subscribe to SD Ag Chat, free of charge, through Google Play Music, iTunes or from https://sdagchat.podbean.com/.

 

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