Perdue on Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

Congress is out all next week for their annual Memorial Day Holiday break, but when they return, many in agriculture hope the 2018 Farm Bill will be on lawmaker’s minds. This week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue made these comments about the Farm Bill process. Perdue on Farm Bill Of course, he is referring to the fact Democrats voted against the …


Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue: “Trump Administration Stands Behind Ag Producers”

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

“My message to rural America is always the same: President Trump hears you and is working to make your life better.” Trump Administration Stands Behind Ag Producers By Secretary Sonny Perdue Omaha World-Herald May 20, 2018 … Throughout my travels, I’ve heard from the people living in rural America about what they want out of this administration: a boost in …

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Perdue, Conaway, and Groups Comment on Farm Bill Vote

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Perdue on Farm Bill Vote in House of Representatives U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding the initial vote on the 2018 Farm Bill in the U.S. House of Representatives: “A Farm Bill is necessary to provide our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers with the stability and predictability they need. Our farmers feed the people of …

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Agriculture Secretary Perdue on NAFTA

Dan Trade

We told you earlier this week that the Trump Administration is working against the clock to get the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations done in time for a vote during this year’s December session of Congress. If the Administration wants a vote this year, the deadline is this Thursday, May 17. Southeast AgNet recently asked Secretary of Agriculture …

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Perdue Names Bruce Summers AMS Administrator

Dan Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of Bruce Summers as the Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), part of the Marketing and Regulatory Programs mission area. “During his many years at the department, Bruce Summers has earned a reputation for excellence and effectiveness,” Secretary Sonny Perdue said. “As the Acting …


Secretary Perdue Names FSA Administrator

Dan Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of Richard Fordyce to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA). In his role, Fordyce will provide leadership for FSA and its mission to support agricultural production across America through a network of over 2,100 county and 50 state offices. “As a fourth-generation farmer, …


Perdue Announces FSIS Key Leadership

Dan Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of Carmen Rottenberg and Paul Kiecker to key leadership positions within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Rottenberg has been named the Administrator of FSIS and Kiecker the Deputy Administrator. “Providing all Americans access to a safe and secure food supply is one of USDA’s …


Secretaries Perdue and Zinke Join Forces to Combat 2018 Wildfire Season

Dan Forestry, Industry News Release

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Thursday hosted a fire briefing for Members of Congress at the Department of Agriculture detailing the wildfire forecast for 2018. Following the meeting, the secretaries sent a letter to wildland fire leadership highlighting the importance of inter-departmental collaboration to increase firefighter, public, and community safety as the 2018 wildfire season approaches. …

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Secretary Perdue Commits to Prioritizing Food Waste Solutions

Dan Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hosted a food waste roundtable with Representatives Chellie Pingree (ME-1) and David Young (IA-3), food industry leaders, and non-profit groups at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This roundtable, the first of many USDA public events on food waste, serves as an opportunity to raise awareness while discussing solutions with leaders throughout the entire …

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Alabama Farmers Discuss Farm Bill Plans with Ag Secretary

Dan Alabama, Farm Bill, Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue met with Alabama farmers May 3 to hear their ideas for the farm bill Congress is drafting. Perdue held the meeting at the request of Alabama’s U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, who chairs the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee. About 20 farmers attended a roundtable discussion with Perdue at Sam Spruell’s Marion County farm near Guin. …