The U.S. Senate confirmed Monday evening, by a vote of 87-11, Sonny Perdue will serve as Agriculture Secretary. Perdue, the former two-term Republican governor of Georgia, was chosen as President Donald Trump’s choice for the job running the United States Department of Agriculture on Jan. 19. However, Trump and the White House took weeks longer than expected getting his paperwork to the Senate Agriculture Committee, thus delaying the confirmation and igniting frustration among many leaders in agriculture.