Perdue Speaks Alabama Farmers’ Language

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

Alabama farmers are hopeful a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture laid the groundwork for improved farm programs, trade, and communication. Secretary Sonny Perdue told Alabama Farmers Federation leaders he wants the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to partner with farmers. “My goal is to make….the USDA to be identified, recognized and acknowledged as the most efficient, the most …


U.S., China Sign Agreement to Provide Market Access for U.S. Rice Exports

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Thursday announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached a final agreement with Chinese officials to allow the United States to begin exporting rice to China for the first time. Secretary Perdue says the agreement has been in the works for more than a decade and says the agreement represents “an exceptional opportunity” with potential for …

Talk of Animal Disease Vaccine Bank

Dan Cattle, Livestock

During the recent Farm Bill listening session held in Florida, support for a Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank was discussed, and we are hearing more and more folks in the livestock industry echoing that very same message. According to a report from Stephanie Ho, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says he also supports the idea of a vaccine bank, …

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Ag Groups, Perdue Applaud Censky Nomination

Dan Industry News Release

Agriculture groups, along with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue applauded President Donald Trump’s nomination of Steve Censky as Deputy Agriculture Secretary. The nomination was rumored for months. The White House described Censky as a Missourian since he has lived for many years in the suburbs of St. Louis where ASA is headquartered, but Censky grew up on a soybean, corn and …

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Brazil to Address U.S. Beef Ban During Visit

Dan Beef

Brazil’s minister of agriculture will meet with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Monday in an attempt to resume fresh beef exports to the United States. The U.S. Department of Agriculture halted beef imports from Brazil last month because of recurring concerns about the safety of the products. Brazil is hopeful the U.S. will lift the ban, as the Brazilian government …


Celebrating U.S. Beef Back in China

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Trade

In a historic ceremony last Friday, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association helped welcome the first shipments of American-produced beef into China since 2003. NCBA President Craig Uden joined Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue, U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad, and Chinese officials at the ceremony in Beijing. The highlight came when Uden and Perdue participated in a “joint cutting of the prime rib.” …


In China, Perdue Welcomes U.S. Beef back to Market

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

Slices Ceremonial Prime Rib, Meets with Chinese Officials in Beijing U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined with U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad to slice a Nebraska prime rib in a Beijing ceremony, formally marking the return of U.S. beef to the Chinese market after a 13-year hiatus. Perdue celebrated the reintroduction of American beef products to China after …


Ag Industry Urges Trump to Appoint Full USDA Leadership Team

Dan Industry News Release

As President Donald Trump approaches the 200-day mark of his administration, more than a dozen prominent agriculture organizations are urging him to move quickly to fill vacancies within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). “With a struggling rural economy—which has seen a 55 percent decrease in income over the last three years—we need leaders and decision makers in place to …

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Secretary Perdue to Mark Return of U.S. Beef in China

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Trade

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be in China this Friday and Saturday, along with U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, to formally mark the return of U.S. beef to the Chinese market after a 13-year hiatus. As Gary Crawford reports, Perdue will meet with Chinese government officials in Beijing and Shanghai to celebrate the return of American beef products …

Perdue, Branstad, to Celebrate U.S. Beef in China

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad will mark the return of U.S. beef to China this week. Friday, the duo will celebrate U.S. beef exports returning to China by traveling to the nation and ceremonially cut a prime rib that originated from Nebraska. Perdue and Branstad will attend events and meet with officials in China …