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Trump names Mary Fallin, other Oklahomans to agriculture panel

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Posted at 11:23 AM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 13:01:46-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has named several Oklahomans to his newly created Agriculture Advisory Committee, including Gov. Mary Fallin.

Trump announced the creation of the 64-member committee in a press release on 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.

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge also was named to the committee.

Other Oklahomans are Secretary of Agriculture Jim Reese, state Sen. Eddie Fields and state Rep. Casey Murdock.

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