Alabama Ag Commissioner Discusses Disaster Aid

Dan Alabama, Economy

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spent time in the Southeast earlier this month to discuss disaster aid. Congress passed the disaster-relief bill, and the President has signed it. So the question for many is, when will it be implemented? This is something Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Rick Pate discussed during this week’s Alabama Agribusiness Council meeting in Orange Beach. …

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Georgia State Representative Pleased with Disaster Aid

Dan Economy, Georgia

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spent time in Georgia taking part in a roundtable discussion. One of the main topics was the recently passed and signed disaster aid bill. Georgia State Representative Mike Cheokas, who represents District 138, told Southeast AgNet’s Gary Cooper he’s glad to see the federal government finally stepping up to the plate.


Commissioner Black Issues Statement on Federal Disaster and Trade Assistance

Dan Economy, Exports/Imports, Georgia, Industry News Release, Trade

“Our farmers are encouraged with the recently approved disaster and trade-related assistance packages. While we are working with USDA to determine implementation of the funds allotted to Georgia farmers and hope to have details out soon, USDA Secretary Perdue issued the following timely guidance.” “Whether it’s because of natural disasters or unfair retaliatory tariffs, farmers across the country are facing …


Senator David Perdue Holds Disaster Relief Roundtable With Georgia Farmers

Dan Economy, Georgia, Industry News Release

Joins Secretary Perdue, Governor Kemp & More Than 150 Farmers & Agriculture Industry Leaders To Discuss Next Steps U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Governor Brian Kemp, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, U.S. Representatives Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02) and Austin Scott (R-GA-08), and more than 150 farmers for a roundtable at Davis Family Farms …


Georgia Cotton Commission Chairman on Disaster Assistance

Dan Cotton, Economy, Georgia

Last Friday, a round-table discussion concerning the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and disaster aid was held in Doerun, Georgia, as a large group of folks were on hand to hear what U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue had to say about those topics. It has been eight months since Hurricane Michael affected many across the Southeast. Colquitt County farmer Bart Davis, who is …


Rubio Leads Florida, Georgia Colleagues in Urging USDA to Use Disaster Funds to Assist Forest Landowners and Timber Growers

Dan Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) urged United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to implement disaster relief as quickly as possible. Specifically, Rubio and Scott urged the administration to aid state governments in crafting effective forest restoration block grants. In addition to covering a large portion of debris removal, site preparation, and replanting costs, …


Florida Officials Discuss Disaster Aid

Dan Economy, Florida

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spent time in Tallahassee, Florida this morning to take part in a roundtable discussion about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) and disaster aid. Various Florida officials were in attendance, including Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. She explains the message they were able to present to Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue. And Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s John Hoblick told …


Perdue in Southeast to Discuss Disaster Aid

Dan Economy

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spent time in both Florida and Georgia on June 7 to participate in round-table discussions concerning the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and disaster aid. Congress finally passed a disaster-relief bill, and the President signed it Thursday. However, some feel since it has been eight months since Hurricane Michael hit parts of the Southeast, the U.S. Department …