Barbic confirmed for USDA post

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding Senate confirmation of Ken Barbic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s assistant secretary for congressional relations:

“As USDA continues its mission of helping agricultural producers feed, fuel and clothe the world, effective communication with Congress is a key element. Ken Barbic will bring a combination of an agricultural background and legislative expertise to create a free-flowing dialogue and exchange of information with lawmakers. I commend the Senate for its approval of Ken Barbic, and urge Senators to take up other USDA nominees as quickly as possible.”