WASHINGTON, June 28, 2017 - House appropriators are rejecting President Trump’s proposals to slash spending on rural development, international food aid, research and other key areas of the Agriculture Department’s fiscal 2018 budget.
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2017 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today named Jason Hafemeister as his acting Deputy Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agriculture Affairs and two other individuals to key leadership roles as he continues the reorganization plan he announced a month ago.
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2017 – President Trump releases his full fiscal 2018 budget this week and it’s expected to propose big cuts in crop insurance, conservation assistance and a number of agricultural and rural development programs.
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2017 - States looking for more control over their own wetlands have long had the option of assuming authority of the Clean Water Act Section 404 permitting program from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
FRANKENMUTH, Mich., May 7, 2017 -- The leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee came to central Michigan Saturday for a listening session on what different segments of the farm community are looking for in the 2018 farm bill. And the lawmakers heard plenty.