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Perdue Pleased with New Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

With 2018 winding down, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently applauded many of the accomplishments made this past year by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. One of those was the recent signing of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, otherwise known as the 2018 farm bill. Hear his comments during the recent signing ceremony.

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Perdue Details USDA Functions in the Event of a Lapse in Federal Funding

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue detailed which functions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will remain available in the event of a lapse in government funding. “There may be a lapse in funding for the federal government, but that will not relieve USDA of its responsibilities for safeguarding life and property through the critical services we provide,” said …

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Perdue Announces ERS, NIFA Site Selection Criteria

Dan Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the criteria the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has developed to evaluate the 136 Expressions of Interest received from parties in 35 states vying to become the new homes of the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).  Secretary Perdue announced in August 2018 that most ERS and NIFA personnel would …

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Perdue Applauds USDA’s 2018 Accomplishments

Dan Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue applauded the accomplishments made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) over the past year. USDA has continued enacting President Trump’s goals of regulatory reform, streamlining government and refocusing USDA to be customer oriented. “In 2018 we have fought for American farmers, ranchers and producers by delivering new and improved trade deals like USMCA …

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Secretary Perdue Hosts Former Secretaries of Agriculture at USDA

Dan Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue met with four former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Those in attendance included former Secretaries John Block, Dan Glickman, Ann Veneman, and Mike Johanns. The Secretaries discussed several issues including trade, wildfires, agriculture research, infrastructure, cell-based meat, and rural prosperity. Source: USDA

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Secretary Perdue Names NRCS Chief

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of Matthew J. “Matt” Lohr to serve as Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). In his role, Lohr will provide leadership for NRCS and its mission to support America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners in their voluntary conservation efforts through a network of over …

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USDA Announces Peanut Standards Board Appointments

Dan Industry News Release, Peanuts

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of three producers and three industry representatives to serve on the Peanut Standards Board. The appointments will fill member seats that became vacant when the current terms expired on June 30, 2018. All appointees will serve the remainder of three-year terms ending June 30, 2021. Appointed are: Southeast Region (Alabama, Georgia and Florida) …

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USDA Designates Three Alabama Counties Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

  Three Alabama counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas from damages caused by Tropical Storm Gordon between Sept. 3-6. The designation, announced by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, covers Clarke, Mobile and Washington counties. “Tropical Storm Gordon was a slow-moving storm with strong winds and heavy rain,” said Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell. “Cotton and …

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USDA Disaster Designation Assigned for Five Alabama Counties

Dan Alabama, Economy, Industry News Release

On November 16, 2018, United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that five Alabama counties are under Secretarial Natural Disaster Designation. He announced the declaration during a roundtable discussion with Congresswoman Martha Roby, Commissioner John McMillan and local farmers in Gordon, Alabama. The designation by USDA was prompted by excessive winds and rainfall from Hurricane Michael. The conditions caused …