Jan 23, 2017 07:48 PM EST

Trump Sets High Hopes On ‘Simple Georgia Farm Boy’ To Lead Agriculture Department

President Donald Trump is hoping that a son of a farmer will be a big help the United States' agriculture industry. The U.S. president expressed confidence that former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, his pick to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will be able to solve the challenges that American farmers are currently facing.

Trump expects that Perdue's experience in farming and grain trading would be enough for him to be able to create a platform that will boost the living of American farmers. The president noted that Perdue has also served as a governor of a large agriculture state, The T And D reported.

Perdue vowed that he will do his best to help American farmers with their issues. The former Georgia governor does not seem to shy away from his farming roots, calling himself as a "simple Georgia farm boy."

It can be noted that legislators that come from Midwest, which include Iowa, North Dakota and Nebraska, are usually the ones who get the agriculture post. If he wins nomination, Perdue would be the first Southerner in several years to earn the post.

When he was serving as a governor in Georgia, some people have criticized Perdue for shying away from implementing sustainable programs. He also allegedly failed to provide solutions to the state's problems.

However, Kansasagland reported that Midwest farmers are also confident that Perdue will be able to handle agricultural issues nationwide. They want Perdue to push for bigger bills and convince Trump about the benefits of trade deals.

In leading the Department of Agriculture, Perdue will have to come up with a farm bill that would not alienate any of the industry's workers. He will also have to take the lead in running rural development programs.

All eyes are on Trump's appointees as they would set the tone for the rest of the president's stay in The White House. Jobs & Hire previously reported that Jared Kushner, Trump's son in law and senior adviser, could lose his job due to nepotism charges.

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