WASHINGTON, May 3, 2017 - Lawmakers’ stunning failure to agree on aid to cotton and dairy producers has left the House and Senate Agriculture committees facing a multibillion-dollar budget hole as they prepare to write the next farm bill.
LEESBURG, Va., May 1, 2017 – USDA is putting a hold on regulations in the National School Lunch Program that would require less salt and more whole grains in cafeterias, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said today at an elementary school in Virginia.
WASHINGTON, May 1, 2017 - A congressional agreement to fund the government for the rest of fiscal 2017 largely rejects President Trump’s proposed cuts in food aid and other agricultural programs but also fails to provide new assistance sought by cotton and dairy producers.
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2017 – Now that U.S. efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement are ramping up, lawmakers are asking President Donald Trump to focus on what they call Canada’s increasingly protectionist dairy policies.
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2017 -- With President Donald Trump’s axe thought to be looming over the entire North American Free Trade Agreement, three veteran advocates for the U.S. agricultural and manufacturing sectors called Wednesday for improving the 23-year-old pact while warning against economic damages of killing it.
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.