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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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  • RecumbentDNA
    August 16, 2016 at 3:27 p.m.

    Excellent reference 23cal! Everyone should watch the movie "Idiocracy" this campaign season. It's downright enlightening!

  • Morebeer
    August 16, 2016 at 4:12 p.m.

    Hey, she recently married a wealthy old farmer, and she knows how to read the faxes from Manafort and repeat them word for word in front of a camera with out grimacing more than usual. She's Sarah Palin without the meth.

  • gwen9
    August 16, 2016 at 4:18 p.m.

    Such brainless comments! Haters gonna hate!

  • TimberTopper
    August 16, 2016 at 4:38 p.m.

    I'm thinking Trump may have something here. I mean he heard her speech at the RNC and has concluded that she can put out good quality BS. Everyone knows that manure is good for enriching the soil and raising plants so hell the man just created 64 jobs. Of all of them may not produce as good a quality BS as our own AG. Of course there's the other side that could pose a problem. Since probably none of their hands will fit a hoe handle, this whole situation could become a little weedy, and therefore not produce a damn thing, but there's still the 64 jobs. It's a Repub thing like the military says they don't want or need any more of a certain plane, ship, or whatever and Congress over rules them and says to the military industrial complex, go ahead a build them, we'll take'em. They've created some jobs themselves. Course, the jobs that were really needed was on fixin the roads and bridges, however the common people use them. No need to do anything for the common people, their main job is to listen and believe our lies. There's just no money in it.

    August 16, 2016 at 5:14 p.m.

    It's not hate, Gwen.

    It's disappointment.

    Arkansas deserves better than her for AG.

    It's a moot point, anyway. Trump is done.

  • Popi
    August 16, 2016 at 5:19 p.m.

    This really shows Farmers what D. Trump thinks of them, a total embarrassment to all our Farmers, She is really tuned in to Farmers cause she can spell FARM. What a Joke???

  • JoeHartwig
    August 16, 2016 at 5:48 p.m.

    I think the operative words here are "newly created." Oh ... yeah, agriculture."

  • DUB28
    August 16, 2016 at 6:01 p.m.

    The only thing this will accomplish is a bit of publicity for individuals and a do-nothing committee

  • pauljohnson
    August 16, 2016 at 7:43 p.m.

    How can you name someone to a committee if you are not president. Trump, acting as his usual arrogant self. Watch when he gets beat by a mile. Maybe not Hillary, but maybe an independent. I am quite sure he won't be our next president.

  • Skeptic1
    August 16, 2016 at 8:05 p.m.

    And sadly the meat of the story escapes the geniuses opining here. The story is that Trump is actually beginning the process of putting this country back together by tapping into rural states seeking ideas and talent to bolster our farmers and the backbone of the country. Next look for him to do the same thing with various manufacturing industries, banking, and companies that can rebuild our crumbling infrastructure.