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President Trump named ex-Georgia Governor (2003-11) Sonny Perdue to be USDA Secretary. Georgia accounted for 15 percent of the 8.7 billion US broiler chickens produced in 2015, and Perdue is known for encouraging exports of US farm commodities.
The US had a stable 2.1 million farms in 2016, including half with sales of less than $10,000 and another third with sales of $10,000 to $100,000. Eight percent of farms, some 164,000, had sales of $500,000 or more and accounted for 40 percent of US farm land. Texas had 240,000 or 11 percent of all farms, followed by Missouri with almost 100,000.