Morning Agriculture: See Sonny Perdue’s Ethics Forms — Perdue’s Power Benefits His Friends — U.S. Dairy Leaders Head to Mexico to Save Trade

PERDUE’S ETHICS FORMS HAVE LANDED: After a long, unexpected delay that left everyone in the ag world scratching their heads, the Senate received Sonny Perdue’s ethics paperwork late Friday, including a plan for how he intends to untangle himself from his web of business interests if he’s confirmed by the Senate.

In a letter to USDA’s designated ethics official, Perdue says he would put most of his assets into a blind trust — something he refused to do during his tenure as Georgia governor. Perdue also said he would recuse himself from decisions that could affect his grain company, AGrowStar LLC, until a promissory note from the firm is repaid, and would resign from positions with a number of groups, including the National Grain and Feed Association and the Georgia Agribusiness Council…

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