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Senator David Perdue Leads Effort to Lower Indian Pecan Tariffs

Dan Economy, Exports/Imports, Georgia, Industry News Release, Pecans, Specialty Crops, Trade

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Office of Sen. David Perdue-Sept. 23, 2019) – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and 11 senators on Friday sent a letter encouraging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to prioritize a reduction in pecan tariffs as the Trump Administration continues trade negotiations with India. Senator Perdue was joined in sending the letter by …


Members of Georgia Delegation Urge Timely, Effective Implementation of Disaster Relief Funds

Dan Economy, Georgia, Industry News Release, Legislative

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) wrote to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to encourage the Trump administration to work with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to ensure that farmers affected by Hurricane Michael receive needed aid as soon as possible. They applauded Secretary Perdue for his support of disaster aid legislation signed into …

Senators Perdue, Merkley Lead Bipartisan Effort To Ease Burdens On Agricultural Trucking

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Legislative, Livestock

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) are leading a bipartisan effort to level the playing field for the transportation of agricultural products. The Agricultural Trucking Relief Act will expand the definition of an “agricultural commodity” to include horticultural and aquacultural products, promote consistency across all federal and state agencies, and ease regulatory burdens on the trucking industry. …


Senators David Perdue and Rick Scott: Families Can’t Wait Any Longer for Disaster Relief

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Legislative

“Together, we should demonstrate to the American people that in times of natural disasters, Washington can still work.” U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Rick Scott (R-FL) sent a letter to Democrat senators in states impacted by natural disasters urging them to immediately pass disaster relief funding, which has been stalled by political obstruction. It’s been 208 days since Hurricane …


Senator David Perdue Calls On Colleagues To Support Disaster Relief Package

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Legislative

“Every night, farmers in Georgia get on their knees and pray that help will soon come.” U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, spoke on the Senate floor to urge support for his bipartisan disaster relief package. The Senate voted 90-10 to begin debate on the bipartisan disaster relief package he introduced with Senator Johnny …

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Isakson, Perdue Urge Senate, House Leaders to Immediately Fund Agriculture Disaster Relief

Dan Economy, Georgia, Industry News Release

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) wrote to House and Senate leadership urging immediate action on a supplemental disaster relief package to provide critical aid for victims of natural disasters in Georgia and across the country. Supplemental disaster funding was overwhelmingly supported by 98 U.S. senators, including Isakson and Perdue, in funding proposals voted on earlier this …


Senators Perdue, Isakson Tour Hurricane Michael Devastation With Vice President Pence

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release

Senators Thank President Trump For Visiting Georgia Following President Donald Trump’s visit to Middle Georgia, U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) joined Vice President Mike Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in Bainbridge, Moultrie, and Albany, Georgia to visit farmers and producers who have been devastated by Hurricane Michael. They were also joined by Georgia Governor Nathan …

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Farm Bill Roundtable Discussion Held in South Georgia

Dan Farm Bill, Georgia

David Perdue, U.S. Senator from Georgia and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, held a roundtable discussion on the 2018 farm bill last Friday in Tifton, Georgia. Tyron Spearman talked with him about some of the issues brought up during the discussion. Tyron Spearman talking with David Perdue The roundtable discussion was moderated by Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, …