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Trump Sows Dismay in Rural America With Late Agriculture Choice

  • Pace of appointment seen as gauge of attention to farm policy
  • Candidates vetted include former Georgia governor, Texas trio
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Trump’s Search for an Agriculture Secretary Continues

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Some folks in American farm country are wondering why they aren’t getting more love from Donald Trump.

In the two months since the election, the president-elect selected 13 of 15 cabinet posts, from the departments of State to Justice to Health and Human Services. But he’s left to the end his candidate to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the agency most connected to rural voters who helped propel him into office. Trump will be inaugurated Jan. 20.