CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has asked House Speaker Shawn Jasper to apply to be the state’s next commissioner of the Department of Agriculture.
Sununu said Thursday that Jasper has been immersed in New Hampshire’s agricultural community his entire life, as evidenced through his extensive involvement as a lifelong member of the Future Farmers of America Alumni Association and his family’s poultry business.
The current commissioner, Lorraine Merrill, is planning to retire at the end of the year after 10 years on the job.
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