Farm groups pitch Trump on picking former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado as Agriculture secretary

By PN News on January 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

On the heels of Abel Maldonado’s visit with President-elect Donald Trump last week, major farm groups in California are urging the incoming president to pick the former lieutenant governor to lead the federal Agriculture Department.

Eight trade groups representing some of the state’s most prominent agriculture interests, including strawberry growers, dairies and pistachio farmers, sent a letter Thursday to the Trump transition team, touting Maldonado’s bona fides.

“California is the number one agriculture state in the nation producing over 400 commodities with worldwide distribution,” the letter reads. “Abel is one of the 78,000 California farmers that makes this happen every day.”


L.A. Times

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