President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as his nominee for agriculture secretary, according to a transition official and a source close to the process.
This is the last open Cabinet position, although Trump has yet to name a Council of Economic Advisors chair, which is a Cabinet-level position.
The process of selecting an agriculture secretary turned into a marathon, as Trump interviewed many candidates.
Perdue was a favorite among major farmers' groups and leaders in the Republican establishment.