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story.lead_photo.caption Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, speaks during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. - Photo by AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite

OKLAHOMA CITY — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has named several people to his newly created Agriculture Advisory Committee, including Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.

Trump announced the creation of the 64-member committee in a news release Tuesday as a way to "strengthen our nation's agriculture industry as well as provide support to our rural communities." It includes current and former elected officials, farmers and officials with agriculture trade groups.

The governors of several other agriculture states were named to the panel, including Govs. Terry Branstad of Iowa, Sam Brownback of Kansas, Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota and Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota.


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  • LR1955
    August 16, 2016 at 11:19 a.m.

    Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, great choice as she has the brains of a plant.

  • mrcharles
    August 16, 2016 at 12:16 p.m.

    LR, quit stealing my ideas- but really wish it was mine. Actually a very good and concise thought on her. She may more success here than her stint so far at AG office in court proceedings.


  • LR1955
    August 16, 2016 at 12:46 p.m.

    If you saw her at the RNC, her hair has a green hue, thus leading me to believe she's got photosynthesis going on in her dead.

    August 16, 2016 at 1:15 p.m.


    August 16, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

    64 members? They won't be able to agree on lunch, let alone policy issues. Plus, it's an even number.

  • mrcharles
    August 16, 2016 at 1:33 p.m.

    LR I am an old man, you are cracking me up with laughter. Now you would have to admit she is a well dressed and groomed individual, and attractive in her own way. Not that matters, but just being honest. I believe the green hue was just algae from her dirty water she supports. Her legal thoughts do not appear lucid though.

    but please leave our agriculture alone!

  • hurricane46
    August 16, 2016 at 2:06 p.m.

    What in the world does she know about agriculture?

  • RecumbentDNA
    August 16, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.

    If it will get her out of the State...
    Heck, add a few more state officers and give them Do Nothing federal jobs so that they leave too, and I just Might vote for Drumph. (for the sake of overall improvement in state government.)

  • 23cal
    August 16, 2016 at 2:37 p.m.

    Electrolytes. Plants need electrolytes. Tell 'em. Leslie. Save our country.

  • PM1118
    August 16, 2016 at 2:43 p.m.

    ......and she knows some BS!