President Trump's agriculture adviser in the White House will take on a new job starting Friday. Ray Starling, who currently serves as special assistant to the president for agriculture, trade and food assistance will become chief of staff at U-S-D-A;
Starling grew up on a North Carolina farm and has served on the staffs of lawmakers in his state and as legal counsel for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. He'll now run Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue's operation at U-S-D-A;
Starling will succeed Perdue's current chief of staff Heidi Green who plans to return to their home state of Georgia.