There has been a lot of discussion lately about borders and what to do with them. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs released a paper recently that provides one of the best suggestions I’ve heard yet--invest in making borders more efficient.
On paper, I appear to be the picture perfect stereotype of an east coast liberal: I’ve been working at environmental nonprofits for over 20 years, I’m an Ivy League grad, and I live in the “bluest” county in Virginia. When it comes to first impressions in the world of agriculture, I’ve been met countless times with skepticism and even contempt.
I join the agricultural community across the country excited about the nomination of Gov. Sonny Perdue for USDA Secretary in the Trump Administration. He has a very good reputation within the ag industry and he has a strong background in agriculture that will serve him well in this important role.