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 …

federal

Federal Government Reopens for Now

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

After a month-long shutdown, the federal government reopens officially for three weeks following an announcement from President Donald Trump.  The 800,000 federal workers who have been on furlough will be receiving back pay for the days that offices were closed due to the shutdown.  The funding will keep the government running until February 15. “I am very proud to announce …

pork producers

Funding to Run Government Runs Out Friday

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Funding to keep the government open runs out this Friday…and agriculture and other industries face what they don’t like most—uncertainty… The only thing certain about Washington is, there’s always “uncertainty.” Hear American Farm Bureau budget adviser RJ Karney talk about the possibility. Uncertainty New programs are delayed and some existing programs not expanded, making producer decisions much harder. And Karney …