Protect Georgia’s pecan and blueberry farmers. That will be one of the requests made by Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black Thursday when he testifies at a U.S. Trade Representative hearing on reining in the expansion of Mexican specialty crop exports.
Peanut butter makers are churning out as much product as they can and they can’t do it fast enough to meet the unprecedented demand from families who are desperate to keep their pantries stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officials estimate Hurricane Michael caused billions of dollars in damage to crops, livestock and aquaculture after slamming into the Florida Panhandle Wednesday with 155 mile-per-hour winds and then plowing a path of destruction through Alabama and Georgia.
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2017 - President Trump heads to Iowa this week to showcase precision agriculture and its benefits to the rural economy, and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will host his Mexican and Canadian counterparts in Georgia.
WASHINGTON – May 10, 2017 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue hit the ground running in his first two weeks on the job, meeting with President Trump in the White House, traveling to Kansas, Iowa and Arkansas and working on his subcabinet nominees.