Perdue Speaks at AFBF Convention

Dan General

Also appearing on the American Farm Bureau Convention program this past weekend was U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.  Tyron Spearman reports that Perdue said the Trump administration is “rolling back onerous regulations” at USDA and all across the federal government. Perdue Speaks at AFBF Convention

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Rural Prosperity Report Released at Farm Bureau Convention

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The president’s task force on rural prosperity officially released its report on Monday at the Farm Bureau national convention. Politico says Cabinet officials made a lot of recommendations in the report for improving the quality of life in rural America, including more online connectivity and more training programs. The report says that only 39 percent of rural America is able …


Perdue Presents Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Task Force Report to Trump

Dan Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will ceremonially present the findings of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to President Donald J. Trump at the 2018 American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. On April 25, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the task force “to ensure the informed exercise of regulatory authority that impacts agriculture …


Secretary Perdue on Confirmation of Greg Ibach Key USDA Post

Dan Industry News Release

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Greg Ibach, who was nominated by President Donald J. Trump to serve as Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Perdue issued the following statement: “Greg Ibach will bring experience and integrity to his new role at USDA, and carries with him the …


Perdue Traveling to Europe

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is in Europe this week participating in the G-7 Agriculture Ministers Meeting in Italy. Perdue will also deliver remarks at the World Food Day observance in Rome, and engage in policy dialogue with his counterparts in London and Madrid. The European Union is a top agricultural market for U.S. exports. However, Perdue says, that “while he …


A New Source of Help for Young and Beginning Farmers

Dan General

Saturday, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue signed a Memorandum of Understanding with officials from SCORE, the nation’s largest volunteer network of expert business mentors, to support new and beginning farmers. The agreement provides new help resources for beginning ranchers, veterans, women, socially disadvantaged Americans and others, providing new tools to help them both grow and thrive in agri-business. According to …

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Proclaims National Farmers Market Week

Dan Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has proclaimed Aug. 6-12 to be National Farmers Market Week. This is the eighteenth year USDA has supported local producers by encouraging families to meet, and buy from, the farmers and other vendors at their local farmers market. The proclamation Perdue signed notes farmers markets and other agricultural direct marketing outlets contribute approximately $9 billion …