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Ag Sec Confirmation Expected as USDA Faces Trump Budget Slashes – DTN

Ag Sec Confirmation Expected as USDA Faces Trump Budget Slashes – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 19, 2017

It’s likely Sonny Perdue will be up to speed on the issues facing agriculture if the Senate follows through and votes to confirm Perdue early next week. That’s the expectation of Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who told reporters on Tuesday

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Senate Ag Committee Sends Ag Secretary Nominee for Senate Vote – DTN

Senate Ag Committee Sends Ag Secretary Nominee for Senate Vote – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Mar 31, 2017

As expected, the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday voted to send President Donald Trump’s nomination of Sonny Perdue as Agriculture secretary to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.   The vote occurred off the Senate floor in the midst

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Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Interviews USDA Nominee Sonny Perdue

Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Interviews USDA Nominee Sonny Perdue

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 24, 2017

Yesterday, Thursday March 23, the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of Agriculture.  Issues associated with the Trump Administration’s proposed USDA budget cuts, trade policy, and labor were among the topics discussed

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Sec. of Ag Confirmation Hearing: Gov. Perdue is Pro Cuban Trade

Sec. of Ag Confirmation Hearing: Gov. Perdue is Pro Cuban Trade

👤By Peter Bachmann, USA Rice Daily 🕔Mar 23, 2017

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

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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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New Farm Bill is Top of the Agenda for House Ag Committee – DTN

New Farm Bill is Top of the Agenda for House Ag Committee – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 4, 2017

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.  

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Farm Bureau President Talks Policy, Politics at USDA Outlook Forum – DTN

Farm Bureau President Talks Policy, Politics at USDA Outlook Forum – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 27, 2017

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,

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House Ag Comm. Looks at Cotton Program, Increased CRP Acres, Base Acres Change – DTN

House Ag Comm. Looks at Cotton Program, Increased CRP Acres, Base Acres Change – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Feb 9, 2017

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

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USDA Needs Leadership; White House Pushes for Ag Sec.Confirmation – DTN

USDA Needs Leadership; White House Pushes for Ag Sec.Confirmation – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Feb 6, 2017

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

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Ag Secretary: Trump’s Pick is Sonny Purdue, Former Georgia Gov. – DTN

Ag Secretary: Trump’s Pick is Sonny Purdue, Former Georgia Gov. – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jan 19, 2017

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

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