The Latest

Back to homepage

Tag "Perdue"

Checkoff Funded Programs: Group Questions Lack of Transparency – DTN

Checkoff Funded Programs: Group Questions Lack of Transparency – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Sep 21, 2017

A group challenging the administration of checkoff programs in agriculture has asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for a meeting to make its case for transparency and more federal control of those programs.   In a letter to Perdue

Read Full Article
2018 Farm Bill: What Shiny Object Will be a Distraction this Time? – Commentary

2018 Farm Bill: What Shiny Object Will be a Distraction this Time? – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue launched his “Back to Our Roots” farm bill tour at the Wisconsin State Fair on August 3, 2017. At the same time, members of Congress were back in their home states and districts holding listening

Read Full Article
Livestock: Japan Increases U.S. Frozen Beef Tariff, Perdue Voices Concern – DTN

Livestock: Japan Increases U.S. Frozen Beef Tariff, Perdue Voices Concern – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 1, 2017

In what may be one of the first consequences to the U.S. for backing out of the Trans Pacific Partnership, Japan this week announced an automatic tariff rate increase on imports of frozen beef from the U.S.   An increase

Read Full Article
NAFTA: Perdue says Mexico Not Serious About Increasing South American Trade – DTN

NAFTA: Perdue says Mexico Not Serious About Increasing South American Trade – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Aug 1, 2017

Demonstrating increased communication with his Mexican counterpart, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has been in the Yucatan Peninsula over the last couple of days touring a pork processing facility and talking trade. Perdue spoke with reporters Friday (July 28, 2017)

Read Full Article
Ag Appropriations: Cottonseed Eligible for PLC Program; Dairy Farmers Get MPP Monthly – DTN

Ag Appropriations: Cottonseed Eligible for PLC Program; Dairy Farmers Get MPP Monthly – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Jul 21, 2017

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday passed a fiscal year 2018 Agriculture appropriations bill that would provide new aid to both cotton and dairy producers.  The bill would designate cotton seed as eligible for the Price Loss Coverage program while

Read Full Article
Soybean Association CEO Nominated as Deputy Ag Secretary – DTN

Soybean Association CEO Nominated as Deputy Ag Secretary – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jul 14, 2017

President Donald Trump late Thursday nominated Stephen Censky, chief executive officer of the American Soybean Association, to be deputy secretary of Agriculture.  Censky has been CEO of the soybean association in St. Louis, Missouri, since 1996. Ag lobbyists and others

Read Full Article
Market Thoughts: Fake News in Strange and Dangerous Times – DTN

Market Thoughts: Fake News in Strange and Dangerous Times – DTN

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Jul 14, 2017

Fake Market News? We live in strange and dangerous times. Granted, that’s not exactly a news flash, not exactly a unique historical observation. In fact, such a ponderous verdict, in so many words, probably dates back to Homo erectus nursing

Read Full Article
EPA Changing the Landscape: “Sue and Settle” Bites the Dust – DTN

EPA Changing the Landscape: “Sue and Settle” Bites the Dust – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jul 5, 2017

For many years, environmental and other interest groups have filed lawsuits to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to conduct rulemakings on a variety of issues.   During President Barack Obama’s administration, his EPA faced sharp criticism for a seeming

Read Full Article
China Gets U.S. Beef – Perdue Makes Political Hay – DTN

China Gets U.S. Beef – Perdue Makes Political Hay – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Jul 3, 2017

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and other beef industry officials marked the distribution of the first United States beef in China in 13 years, in a ceremony held in Beijing.   In a news release, USDA said Perdue joined with

Read Full Article
Trump’s USDA Cuts Unacceptable; Don’t Expect Perdue to Step Out – Policy Pennings

Trump’s USDA Cuts Unacceptable; Don’t Expect Perdue to Step Out – Policy Pennings

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Jul 3, 2017

It is difficult to get the agriculture community, as a whole, to agree on anything. The most recent exception: the Trump budget’s proposed cuts to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).   Farmers representing a broad swath of often-competing

Read Full Article