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Trump Proposed Budget Hits USDA Hard – DTN

Trump Proposed Budget Hits USDA Hard – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 17, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture would take a $4.7 billion cut in discretionary programs next year under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, or about a 21% cut from 2017 spending levels.  The budget blueprint released Thursday by the White House

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Next Ag Sec. Likely to Have Texas in Rearview Mirror – DTN

Next Ag Sec. Likely to Have Texas in Rearview Mirror – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 23, 2016

The search for a new Agriculture secretary continues to broaden as President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team said Thursday that he will meet next week with Elsa Murano, a former Texas A&M president and a USDA undersecretary for food safety under

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Former Texas Ag Commissioner is Frontrunner for U.S. Ag Secretary – DTN

Former Texas Ag Commissioner is Frontrunner for U.S. Ag Secretary – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Dec 20, 2016

In a possible further sign that President-elect Donald Trump has not settled on a choice for Agriculture secretary, Vice President-elect Mike Pence is scheduled to meet today in Washington with former Texas Agriculture Commissioner Susan Combs, the Trump transition team

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10 Million Acres of Wildfires Exhaust Forest Service Budget

10 Million Acres of Wildfires Exhaust Forest Service Budget

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 6, 2016

Since 2000, fire seasons have grown longer, and the frequency, size and severity of wildland fires has increased. The 2015 fires stretched across federal, state and private land with Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington being especially hard hit. Wildfires burned

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USDA Farmers Market Kicks Off Its 20th Season

USDA Farmers Market Kicks Off Its 20th Season

👤From USDA 🕔May 1, 2015

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack opened the 20th season of the USDA Farmers Market with a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning. USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator Anne Alonzo joined Secretary at the event and highlighted the expanded market, which now

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