USDA welcomes its new Secretary. Sonny Perdue made his first visit to USDA headquarters as Agriculture Secretary Tuesday, after being sworn in to the position earlier in the day.
New Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue spent his first afternoon in office as part of a Presidential farmer’s roundtable in which President Trump signed an ag and rural economy executive order. Rod Bain and President Donald Trump.
USDA finally has a new leader. Gary Crawford and Senators David Perdue, Mitch McConnell, Debbie Stabenow, Jon Tester, Johnny Isakson and Pat Roberts.
Perdue ready to get to work and remove obstacles to farmers. The new Agriculture Secretary says he wants USDA to remove obstacles to farmers and their success. Gary Crawford and Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue.
Global corn production estimates rose in April as USDA adjusted their outlook on production for some key corn-producing countries. U.S. Corn Supply And Demand Balance Sheet. World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Seth Meyer discusses changes in the April balance sheet for U.S. corn supplies.
April 24, 2017, Washington, D.C.–U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-KS, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today is pleased to announce that former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue was approved by the U.S. Senate on a 87-11 vote to be the next Agriculture Secretary.
“I’m pleased that the U.S. Senate was able to work in a bipartisan fashion to confirm Governor Perdue,” Roberts said. “I have faith that Governor Perdue will put the needs of farmers and ranchers first, and I know that rural America is thankful to have such a qualified Agriculture Secretary on their side.”
One expert says it would be hard to imagine a better weather situation to start the 2017 crop season. Could another massive harvest be in the works this year? Gary Crawford, USDA Meterologist Brad Rippey and Jonathan Pryce.
Commodity reps say their organizations support keeping food and nutrition in the 2018 Farm Bill. Stephanie Ho; Ronnie Lee, National Cotton Council Chairman; Tim McMillan, Southern Peanut Farmers Federation; Jack Roney, American Sugar Alliance.
One man in rural Virginia has come up with something that he hopes will help develop the leadership and communication skills of farmers and others involved in agriculture. Gary Crawford and Jesse Martin.
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