(WASHINGTON, D.C.) The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today issued the following statement by Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO, on the announcement that President-elect Trump will nominate Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“As Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue’s agricultural business background and experience as governor will serve the U.S. well. GMA looks forward to working with him on issues key to keeping America's food the safest and most affordable food supply in the history of the world.”
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is the trade organization representing the world’s leadingfood, beverage and consumer products companies and associated partners. The U.S. food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry has facilities in 30,000 communities, generates $1 trillion in sales annually, contributes $415 billion in added value to the economy every year and is the single largest U.S. manufacturing industry with 1.7 million manufacturing workers. Founded in 1908, GMA has a primary focus on product safety, science-based public policies and industry initiatives that seek to empower people with the tools and information they need to make informed choices and lead healthier lives. For more information, visit gmaonline.org.