Secretary Perdue’s manufactured quandary reignites border war

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Opinion

June 19, 2019 - 10:15 AM

In the same breath, Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, recently promised to award one contract to Kansas — as well as to Missouri.

And then he told us he’d decide the winner depending on who showered the federal agency he manages with the most with favors.

The confusion comes from Sec. Perdue’s announcement last week that the Department of Agriculture is moving two of its agencies from Washington, D.C. to Kansas City, coyly omitting which side of the state line the offices would locate.

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