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Labor

Senate confirms Perdue to lead USDA

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2017 – Sonny Perdue, who has promised to be a forceful advocate for farmers within the Trump administration, is set to take over as the 31st agriculture secretary on Tuesday after easily winning Senate confirmation, 87-11.
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Daybreak in DC

Agri-Pulse Daybreak for March 23, 2017

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.
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Frank Gasperini, National Council of Agricultural Employers

Provision in Trump travel order worries farmers

WASHINGTON, Mar. 15, 2017 - A little-noticed provision in President Trump’s revised executive order barring residents of some predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States could make it harder for farmers and ranchers to get legal foreign workers on a timely basis.
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