USDA Secretary-Nominee Confirms Support for RFS

By The National Law Review.

During last week’s Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry’s confirmation hearing for former Governor Sonny Perdue to become Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), lawmakers questioned Perdue on his support for various programs affecting the agricultural sector, rural communities, and conservation efforts. Of particular note, when questioned by several members, Perdue indicated he will support and advocate for the Renewable Fuels Standard program administered by the Environmental Protection Agency.