RALEIGH — “I feel tremendously fortunate to have had Ray Starling on my staff because of his commitment to the farming community here in North Carolina, and his dedicated work to ensure good agricultural policies statewide and nationally. I hated to lose him to Senator Thom Tillis’ office, but took comfort in knowing we had a passionate and extremely knowledgeable ally in Washington, D.C.
“Ray understands the landscape in Washington, but also understands the day-to-day challenges farmers face because of his Eastern North Carolina farming roots.
“He is a bright star and I am proud that he will have the opportunity to serve agriculture families and agribusinesses at the highest level.
“My thanks to the Trump administration for filling this vital position.”
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— Steve Troxler, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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