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Perdue Highlights Priorities, Accomplishments in New Administration and USDA

Dan Industry News Release

The Agriculture Department is being reoriented with a new focus on farmers, its customers, and has already built a record of success, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said. He made his comments at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show in Nashville. In his opening remarks, Perdue spoke about the importance of trade to …

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Perdue Announces Farm Service Agency State Committee Appointees

Dan Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee Appointees. State committees are selected by the Secretary, serve at the pleasure of the Secretary, and are responsible for carrying out FSA farm programs within delegated authorities. “The State Committees will help to ensure USDA is providing our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and agricultural …

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Agriculture Secretary Perdue Comments on Tax Reform

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue calls the recently passed tax reform bill a “once-in-a-generation” reform of the federal tax code. Calling tax reform an eagerly awaited Christmas present for taxpayers, Perdue says “tax paying people of American agriculture need relief.” In his statement, Perdue offered thanks to President Trump and commended Congress for passage of the legislation. He says most family …

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NPPC Applauds Withdrawal Of Organic Rule

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock, Organic, Pork, Poultry

Listening to the farmers it would have affected, Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue announced that his agency will withdraw a proposed organic rule for livestock and poultry, a move hailed by the National Pork Producers Council. The Obama-era regulation – the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule – would have incorporated into the National Organic Program welfare standards that were not …

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Secretary Perdue Welcomes WTO Statement on MRLs

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement in response to the joint statement on pesticide maximum residue levels (MRLs) signed at the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires: “The U.S. Department of Agriculture applauds the joint statement on pesticide MRLs issued this week at the WTO ministerial in Buenos Aires. The 17 signatory …

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Waiting for Northey Confirmation to Announce NRCS Chief

Dan USDA-NRCS

One post involving agriculture that has yet to be filled in Washington D.C. is Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). And Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman that announcement won’t be made until the confirmation of another USDA post takes place. Waiting for Northey Confirmation to Announce NRCS Chief

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Perdue: U.S. Farm Exports to Continue Strong in FY 2018

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) export forecast. “This quarterly trade forecast reflects the fact that U.S. agricultural exports are continuing strong in the 2018 fiscal year. We just closed out FY 2017 with the third-highest export total on record and I’m delighted to see that FY 2018 is …

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Secretary Perdue Commends the Resiliency of American Farmers

Dan General

It’s been a trying year for some American farmers. Along with battling the typical disease and pest pressures, many around the country suffered through hurricanes, wildfires and drought conditions. The devastation experienced by many producers highlights the value of farm protection programs. But Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently told AgNet Media that agriculture is a resilient industry. Secretary Perdue Commends …

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Perdue on President’s “Bring Back Main Street” Message

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue echoed President Donald J. Trump’s message that tax cuts and reforms are needed to increase American prosperity. The president delivered remarks with a “Bring Back Main Street” theme in St. Charles, Missouri, highlighting the need for tax relief to boost the economy, particularly in the heartland. Perdue issued the following statement: “The people of …

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Perdue Announces National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board Appointments

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of six members to serve on the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board. The terms for these appointees are effective immediately and expire on June 30, 2020. Newly appointed members are: Randell W. Eronimous, Seattle, Wash. (Region 13) Erin S. Sharp, Cincinnati, Ohio (At-large, processor) Reappointed members are: Lynne M. Bohan, Lynnfield, Mass. …