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Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Testifies on State of Rural Economy

Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Testifies on State of Rural Economy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 18, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue testified before the House Agriculture Committee yesterday at a hearing on the “State of the Rural Economy.”  Today’s update includes an overview of the testimony provided by the former GOP Governor of Georgia, as well as

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USDA: Secretary Perdue Announces Creation of Undersecretary for Trade

USDA: Secretary Perdue Announces Creation of Undersecretary for Trade

👤From USDA 🕔May 11, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the creation of an undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a recognition of the ever-increasing importance of international trade to American agriculture. Perdue made the

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Arkansas: Ag Sec. Perdue Visits Flood Areas, Pledges Support to Farmers

Arkansas: Ag Sec. Perdue Visits Flood Areas, Pledges Support to Farmers

👤By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas 🕔May 9, 2017

Arkansas farmers hit by flooding can expect an expedited disaster declaration, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said Sunday following a flyover of northeast Arkansas. Perdue, Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Sen. John Boozman, and U.S. House members Rick Crawford and French

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Ag Sec. Purdue Talks Trade, Renewable Fuels, Sunny Outlook – DTN

Ag Sec. Purdue Talks Trade, Renewable Fuels, Sunny Outlook – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 8, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue spoke to Iowa farm leaders Friday morning, reassuring them he would take the lead in trade talks for farmers and defend renewable fuels production, which is critical to Midwest agriculture. Perdue has been on the job

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Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Visits Iowa – Discusses Trade, RFS

Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Visits Iowa – Discusses Trade, RFS

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 8, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited an Iowa farm on Friday and took questions from producers.  In his remarks, Secretary Perdue addressed a number of issues; today’s update focuses more narrowly on his comments relating to trade and biofuels.  Also,

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Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Intervenes on NAFTA – Trade Issues Persist

Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Intervenes on NAFTA – Trade Issues Persist

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 1, 2017

During last week’s tumultuous developments on trade, news reports indicated that Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was providing President Trump with data driven advice with respect to NAFTA and agriculture, and urged him not to trigger a U.S. withdrawal from

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Sonny Perdue Sworn in as 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Sonny Perdue Sworn in as 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas in a brief ceremony today (4/25) at the Supreme Court building.  The U.S. Senate confirmed

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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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