washington

Government Reopening Draws Reactions

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Secretary Perdue Statement on Reopening the Federal Government U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s announcement of reopening the federal government: “President Trump’s announcement of the reopening of the federal government is welcome news, as it will bring thousands of our employees back to work and return us to our …

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Perdue on Extension of Market Facilitation Program Deadline

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced an extension to the original deadline for Market Facilitation Program applications.  Agricultural producers who are seeking payments through the program, which is a part of the trade mitigation initiative, will now have more time to submit their applications. “President Trump instructed me, as Secretary of Agriculture, to craft a program that would …

farm bill

Groups Respond to Farm Bill Signing

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue celebrated President Trump’s signing of the 2018 Farm Bill and issued the following statement:    “This is a great day for our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers, as President Trump’s signature on this bill is a Christmas present to American agriculture.  Farmers take financial risks every year as a matter …

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Secretary Perdue Comments on Signing of USMCA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding the signing of the new trade pact, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), replacing the outdated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): “I have often said that we live in the best neighborhood on Earth – North America – and the signing of a new trade agreement with Mexico and …

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Perdue Signals Aid Plan Announcement Possible Around Labor Day

Jim Rogers Industry News Release

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in Chicago this week says he is hopeful his aid program for farmers will be released by Labor Day and the harvest season. Perdue spoke at the United Fresh event Tuesday and told the Chicago Tribune that while farmers want “trade, not aid,” the Department of Agriculture is following the trade war on a “weekly basis,” …

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Perdue: Trump Will Protect Farmers

Jim Rogers Industry News Release

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says President Donald Trump will protect U.S. farmers from trade retaliations. In a USA Today editorial, Perdue says if China does not soon mend its ways, “we will quickly begin fulfilling our promise to support producers.” Perdue says Trump knows U.S. farmers feed, fuel and clothe the world, and that he will “not allow U.S. agriculture …

farm bill

Perdue Announces USDA’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018 during a town hall at Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. “Since my first day as the Secretary of Agriculture, I’ve traveled to 30 states, listening to the people of American agriculture about what is working and what is not. The conversations …

Perdue Names Appointees to the Alabama USDA Farm Service Agency State Committee

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the individuals who will serve on the Alabama USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) state committee. The state committee is responsible for the oversight of farm programs and county committee operations, resolving appeals from the agriculture community, and helping to keep producers informed about FSA programs. Each state committee has five members, …

Perdue Names Appointees to the Georgia USDA Farm Service Agency State Committee

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release

U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the individuals who will serve on the Georgia USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) state committee. The state committee is responsible for the oversight of farm programs and county committee operations, resolving appeals from the agriculture community, and helping to keep producers informed about FSA programs. Each state committee has five members, …

regulations

USDA Wants Farmer Input on Government Regulations

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Trade

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spoke to the crowd at the American Farm Bureau’s annual convention on Monday, just ahead of President Trump. According to a DTN article, Perdue told the crowd that the administration will soon present what it wants to see in the new farm bill. Although Congress actually writes the farm bill, the administration will present some …