Farm Youth Injuries Falling, But Fatality Rates Steady

When it comes to young people being injured or killed on American farms, the news is both encouraging and discouraging.  Gary Crawford and Marsha Salzwedel, with the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.

Ag And Rural Prosperity In America-Executive Order

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.

Senate Confirms Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

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.

Another Increase In World Corn Production Totals

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.

Chairman Roberts Announces Perdue Senate Confirmation

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.”

The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on Perdue on March 23, and he was favorably reported out of the Committee with a bipartisan voice vote on March 30.

Governor Perdue has the bipartisan support of six past Agriculture Secretaries. The Governor also has the support of more than 650 agriculture groups from across the nation.

Farm Groups – Keep Food And Nutrition Aspects In Farm Bill

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.