Perdue: U.S. Farm Exports Hit 3rd Highest Level on Record

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level on record, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today. As it has done for well over 50 years, the U.S. agricultural sector once again posted an annual trade surplus, which reached $21.3 billion, up almost 30 …

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Perdue Comments on House Passage of Tax Cuts and Reforms

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hailed the House of Representatives’ passage of historic tax cuts and reforms as an important step toward providing much-needed relief to Americans, creating jobs, and boosting the economy. Perdue issued the following statement: “We haven’t had an overhaul of the burdensome federal tax code since the mid-1980s and it is well past time to …


Perdue on WHO Antibiotic Recommendations

Dan Cattle, Livestock

We told you last week that the World Health Organization (WHO) had issued recommendations on the use of antibiotics in agriculture. And the fact that USDA acting chief scientist, Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, said the WHO guidelines are not in alignment with U.S. policy and aren’t supported by sound science. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman had a chance to ask U.S. Agriculture …


Perdue: NAFTA Renegotiation to Benefit Agriculture

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the purpose of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement is to help the entire U.S. economy, including agriculture. Speaking recently to agricultural journalist, Perdue offered these comments regarding NAFTA. Additionally, Purdue says the Administration favors bilateral trade agreements. In the end, he says, is that the U.S. is looking for simple, fair reciprocity. From the …


Secretary Perdue Announces FSA, Rural Development State Directors

Dan Industry News Release

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Friday a slate of Farm Service Agency and Rural Development state directors. All directors will serve as appointees of President Donald Trump. Perdue says of the state directors that they will “help ensure USDA is offering the best customer service” to agriculture. FSA state directors help implement Department of Agriculture policies in planning, organizing, and …


Perdue Statement on House Passage of Resilient Federal Forests Act

Dan Forestry, Industry News Release

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (H.R. 2936) as an important step toward better management of national forests. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-04), seeks to implement proactive management standards for forests and paves the way for a solution to the problem of U.S. …

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Secretary Perdue Comments on Tax Reform

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Details of the next federal budget are still being worked out in Washington, DC. Once that is done, work is expected to begin on a major tax reform. US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue thinks the proposed tax law changes will be good for agriculture. That’s Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.