Perdue: Farmers Can’t Pay Bills on Patriotism

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Trade

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Tuesday called farmers “some of the best patriots in America,” while speaking at an event, but said farmers “can’t pay the bills with patriotism.” Perdue made the comments at Axios 360, an event held by news website Axios, in Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning. Perdue says farmers and ranchers are “bearing the brunt” of the ongoing trade …

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USDA Names Members and Alternates to the National Peanut Board

Dan Industry News Release, Peanuts

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of four members and four alternates to serve on the National Peanut Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms, from Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2021. Appointed are: Georgia: Andy Bell (Member) and Donald G. Chase (Alternate) South Carolina: Bud Bowers (Member) and Harry Wimberly (Alternate) Texas: Peter Froese Jr. (Member) and Jeff Roper (Alternate) …


Perdue Comments on 2018 Farm Bill Passing the House of Representatives

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed their version of the 2018 Farm Bill: “I applaud Chairman Conaway and the House Agriculture Committee for their diligence and hard work in passing their 2018 Farm Bill through the House of Representatives. American producers have greatly benefited from the policies of the Trump …


Perdue Announces New Budget Director at USDA

Dan Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the selection of Erica Navarro to serve as Director of the Office of Budget and Program Analysis (OBPA) for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). OBPA administers the Department’s budgetary functions and also develops and presents budget-related matters. The Director is responsible for providing leadership in carrying out Department-wide responsibilities in policy analysis, …


Secretary Perdue Comments on Canada Dairy Issue

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

While traveling to Canada last week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and his Canadian counterpart spoke in unison supporting trade. Perdue visited the farm of Canada’s Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, Friday. Speaking with reporters after the event, Perdue discussed Canada’s Dairy Supply Management System, targeted by the U.S. dairy industry as a priority to address through the North American Free Trade …


Perdue to Keynote United Fresh Event

Dan Industry News Release

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will join United Fresh attendees as the opening keynote speaker next week in Chicago. United Fresh says Perdue will address the key issues facing the produce industry, from immigration reform and the need for a legal workforce to the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the need to retain a fair international trade framework for agriculture. …

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USDA Extends Application Deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program to June 22

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Re-enrollment Continues Through June 22, Dairy producers urged to act now U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy will be extended until June 22, 2018. The new and improved program protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls …


Perdue Discusses Trade Issues with China

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

During the recent World Meat Congress held in Dallas, Texas, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said trade is critically important to U.S. farmers and ranchers. There have been some ups and downs with various countries, including China, when it comes to trade talks this year. Perdue Discusses Trade with China Back in April, Perdue said a potential trade dispute with China …


Last Chance to Complete the 2017 Census of Agriculture

Dan Census of Agriculture, Industry News Release, USDA-NASS

Less than two weeks to submit the questionnaire by mail The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is wrapping up data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture. To stay on track for data release in February 2019, the deadline for submitting the paper questionnaire is June 15, 2018. Farmers and ranchers who have not responded …