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Perdue Comments on Administrative Actions to Streamline H-2A Process

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement highlighting actions announced by the Department of Labor (DOL) that will modernize the burdensome H-2A visa process. First, DOL published a common-sense rule that eliminates the requirement to advertise a job opening in print newspapers, instead shifting to advertising on the DOL and State Workforce Agency websites, which are further …

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Perdue on Current Financial Challenges for Farmers

Dan Economy

Farmer concern regarding low prices and the farm economy led to a sharp drop in the August Ag Economy Barometer. The Perdue/CME Group economic measure fell 29 points compared to July, as producers’ concerns about the future of the farm economy led to a more negative outlook. At the recent Farm Progress Show, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue spent time listening …

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Secretary Perdue Statement on U.S. and E.U. Beef Agreement

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. (USDA) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after an agreement was signed between the United States and the European Union regarding beef trade between the two nations: “Getting more US beef into the EU market is yet another example of President Trump expanding markets around the globe for our agriculture producers. EU consumers …

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Secretary Perdue on Labor Agreement with Guatemala

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

Washington, D.C. (USDA) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue applauded the Department of Labor and Guatemala on the signing of an agreement to improve H-2A visa program operations. Secretary Perdue issued the following statement: “Our farmers and ranchers are the most productive in the world, and they want to obey immigration law. This move by the United States and …

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Perdue on the Department of Labor’s Proposed H2A Modernized Rule

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

Washington, D.C. (USDA) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement on the Department of Labor’s proposed rule to modernize the H-2A program to reflect stakeholder concerns and improve access to a legal source of agricultural labor: “President Trump once again shows his commitment to helping America’s farmers, ranchers, and producers continue to be the most productive …

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Secretary Perdue Tries a Plant-Based “Impossible Burger”

Dan Vegetables

In addition to the popular animal proteins like beef, chicken and pork, there are also newer forms of alternative proteins made from plants, such as soy and peas making their way into the marketplace. While alternative proteins and veggie burgers have been around for many years, some of the newer products have significant financial backing resulting in aggressive marketing. So …

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Perdue Says Farmers Are “A Casualty” in Trade War

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Trade

(NAFB) — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue acknowledged in an interview earlier this week that farmers are “casualties” in President Trump’s trade war with China. Perdue told CNN he didn’t think a trade deal was likely this weekend when Trump and Chinese President Xi meet in Japan. He’s now hoping a deal can be reached by the end of this …

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Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Biotech EO

Dan Biotechnology, Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump Signed the Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products Executive Order. “Our current regulatory framework has impeded innovation instead of facilitating it. With this Executive Order, President Trump is once again putting America first and setting us on a course to modernize our regulatory …

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Georgia Ag Commissioner on Disaster Relief

Dan Economy, Georgia

When U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was in Doerun, Georgia last Friday to discuss the recent signing of disaster relief funding, he was joined by various folks including Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black. The discussion included the next steps for Georgians impacted by Hurricane Michael, and Black told Southeast AgNet’s Gary Cooper the hard work begins now.