USDA is extending the deadline for submitting nominations and applications to serve on its Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers and the Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers until Nov. 15.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 10, 2017 – The Senate Agriculture Committee has officially received the nomination of Sonny Perdue to be the next Secretary of Agriculture, clearing a major hurdle in the confirmation process.
(This is the third article in our new Agri-Pulse series, “The seven things you should know before you write the next farm bill.” Each segment provides important background and “lessons learned” that can help inform and stimulate debate before formal work starts on writing the next farm bill.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 – Bayer and its partners in a new Feed a Bee steering committee are making available $500,000 over the next two years to fund projects that will increase forage and plantings for honey bees, monarch butterflies and other pollinators in every state in the U.S.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2017 - Many people familiar with Sonny Perdue’s time as Georgia governor are thrilled with his nomination as Agriculture Secretary, saying President Donald Trump selected a good listener, efficient delegator, and thorough thinker.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2017 - President Donald Trump moves ahead with filling out his new administration after taking early action to stall some of Barack Obama's last-minute regulations. Congressional Republicans, meanwhile, will head to a retreat this week to discuss how to replace the Affordable Care Act.