WASHINGTON, Mar. 23, 2017 - Sonny Perdue, President Trump’s nominee for agriculture secretary, gets his long-awaited confirmation hearing today. Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., says he expects much of the questioning to focus on the tough farm economy as well as concerns in the farm sector about the president’s trade policy.
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2017 – Congressional budget analysts estimate that a key change sought by dairy producers to the Margin Protection Program could cost more than $2 billion, a price tag that leaders of the House Agriculture Committee said is unrealistic.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2017 - President Donald Trump explained in his 1987 book The Art of the Deal that “my style of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I’m after.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 17, 2017 - The Senate is finally starting to move on Sonny Perdue’s nomination to become agriculture secretary. Leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee announced last night that they will hold Perdue’s confirmation hearing next Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 1, 2017 - President Trump used his first speech to Congress last night to outline an ambitious agenda that includes $1 trillion in infrastructure spending as well as tax cuts and health care and immigration reform.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2017 - New EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has only been on the job a few days, but he’s already making big plans for changes at the agency he sued 14 times as former attorney general of Oklahoma.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 - USDA’s 93rd annual Agricultural Outlook Forum kicks off today outside the nation’s capital. House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway will keynote the morning session, and the crowd will also hear from President Trump’s nominee for ambassador to China, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2017 - During a campaign stop in Iowa last year, then GOP candidate Donald Trump made it very clear that he supported the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). But as president, a number of his key advisors and cabinet members have strong ties to the oil industry. And that has some RFS supporters worried