Donald Trump’s new agriculture brain trust includes Alabama’s Robert Aderholt

Robert Aderholt
At a budget hearing, Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Robert Aderholt asks the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to show how its increase in budget has reduced risk in the marketplace, on February 11, 2015. [Photo Credit: House Appropriations Committee]

Agriculture is vital to the Yellowhammer State. In fact, the agriculture industry boasts over 500,000 jobs and brings in more than $70 billion total a year to Alabama.

Alabama 4th District U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt knows this well. A member of the powerful House Committee on Appropriations, Aderholt serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, where he supports greater transparency, accountability and oversight to the appropriations process.

Thus when Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump named Aderholt to his new agricultural advisory committee on Tuesday, one can’t help but think it’s a natural fit.

Trump, looking to improve public opinion with voters across the country, especially in rural swing states, named over 60 members to the newly formed committee.

Tasked with pioneering new ideas to strengthen America’s agricultural industry, the committee also will provide support to our rural communities.

“The members of my agricultural advisory committee represent the best that America can offer to help serve agricultural communities,” Trump said in a statement. “Many of these officials have been elected by their communities to solve the issues that impact our rural areas every day. I’m very proud to stand with these men and women, and look forward to serving those who serve all Americans from the White House.”

Aderholt is the second member of Alabama’s Congressional delegation to serve as a Trump adviser. Alabama U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, an early Trump supporter, was tapped to advise the nominee on foreign policy and immigration earlier this year.


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