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Washington, D.C - Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement after the confirmation of Sonny Perdue as the next Secretary of Agriculture:

“Today’s confirmation of Sonny Perdue as our next Secretary of Agriculture is a huge win for farmers in Minnesota and around the country,” said Emmer. “After nearly a decade of struggles due to unnecessary and burdensome regulations, our agriculture community will now see the relief they have been asking for so they can focus on producing and providing for American families. I also applaud Secretary Perdue’s stance on lifting the Cuban embargo for the benefit this would bring to our ag industry, and look forward to working with him on this important issue.”