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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Trump considering Otter for Ag Secretary
BOISE - Idaho Governor under consideration for President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet.
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is being vetted for the secretary of Agriculture position, Otter's press secretary, Jon Hanian, confirmed to the media.
Hanian didn't say how far along the vetting process is, or how many other candidates are under consideration.
Earlier this week, Congressman.Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) was considered as a candidate for secretary of the Interior. Trump eventually chose Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke for the post.
The secretary of Agriculture heads up the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a federal department responsible for developing and executing laws related to farming, agriculture, forestry and food.
Otter has extensive experience in agriculture, including 30 years working for agribusiness Simplot.
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