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This morning the agriculture industry anxiously watched as former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue was questioned for more than two hours by Members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry seeking his confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department
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
Talking to a production agriculture crowd visiting his home state, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway was right at home as he told thousands of farmers he was determined to get a farm bill passed for them on time.
Agriculture and rural America have “the greatest opportunity in the history of this country” to change policies for the benefit of American farmers, the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation told agricultural economists and policy wonks. Zippy Duvall,
After telling the crop insurance industry Monday that he wouldn’t be in Congress if crop insurance had existed when he tried to farm, House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said he doesn’t think the 2018 farm bill should
The White House is urging the Senate to confirm Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump’s nominee for agriculture secretary, before Congress leaves for the week-long Presidents Day break this month, a Trump transition team source told DTN on Friday. Presidents Day
After extensive deliberation, President-elect Donald Trump named former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as his nominee for Agriculture secretary early Thursday. In a statement, Trump noted Perdue “embraced polices under which Georgia farmers have thrived,” and Perdue would bring that
The revolving front door at Trump Tower in New York continues to spin as prospects for Agriculture secretary move in and out. The latest prospect is Ted McKinney, director of the Indiana Department of Agriculture, as Hoosier Ag Today
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall, a Georgia farmer, said here Sunday that he is neutral on who President-elect Donald Trump selects as agriculture secretary, even though one of the leading candidates is former Georgia Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue.