WASHINGTON, June 12, 2017 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has selected the chief Republican counsel for the Senate Agriculture Committee, Anne Hazlett, to be his new assistant to the secretary for rural development.
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2017 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue heads back to Capitol Hill this week, and he’s likely to face renewed challenges on the president’s budget and proposals to cut and reorganize rural development programs.
WASHINGTON, June 7, 2017 – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is ordering a 60-day review of plans produced during the Obama administration for protecting the greater sage grouse across millions of acres in 10 states in the U.S. West.
WASHINGTON, June 7, 2017 – Republican and Democratic lawmakers stressed their support at a hearing today for two key food aid programs, taking a stance contrary to President Donald Trump’s budget proposal that seeks to eliminate or slash funding for the programs.
DES MOINES, Iowa, June 7, 2017 — The National Pork Board (NPB), with support from USDA and other ag organizations, is working on a voluntary plan to minimize business disruption from foreign animal diseases.