WASHINGTON, May 22, 2017 - President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget proposes to cut crop insurance by $29 billion over 10 years, slash nearly 30 percent from food stamp spending and gut some key conservation, international food aid and rural development programs.
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 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s plan to eliminate USDA’s office of undersecretary for rural development (RD) – currently reporting directly to the Secretary of Agriculture - could leave rural America ...
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.
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2017 – It’s not just about milk any more. The dairy industry is launching a multiyear campaign to persuade consumers of the goodness of all types of dairy products, including yogurt, cheese, whey, ice cream, and, of course, milk.
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2017 - The National Association of Counties, National Farmers Union and 13 other organizations are asking Congress to block the Trump administration’s plan to eliminate USDA’s undersecretary for rural development.
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2017 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue this week makes his first appearance before lawmakers since taking office, and he’s expected to defend his department’s reorganization plan that includes eliminating the undersecretary for rural development.
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2017 – Robert Lighthizer, an international trade lawyer schooled in fighting trade battles with China and other countries, easily won Senate confirmation as U.S. Trade Representative, putting in place the last major piece of President Trump’s trade team.