RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A longtime Vermont official has been appointed by President Donald Trump to direct Vermont the Vermont office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency.

The announcement of Rutland official Wendy Wilton as Vermont state director came Friday in a release listing a slate of appointees nationwide. The Rutland Herald reports a full statewide release will be issued Monday.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says state directors help implement USDA policies in planning, organizing and administering FSA programs in their respective states and are also responsible for running the day-to-day activities of the state FSA office.

Wilton was instructed to not to speak about the appointment and declined comment.

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Information from: Rutland Herald, http://www.rutlandherald.com/