The Trump White House proposed a 21 percent cut to USDA’s discretionary funding, and rural advocates are worried.
Perdue earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine and has had a long career operating family agribusiness and transportation companies.
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Tom Vilsack is particularly troubled by the proposed elimination of a program that gives grant money to small towns to upgrade water treatment facilities.
Sonny Perdue was the last cabinet secretary Trump nominated, back on Jan. 19.
President Trump’s proposal calls for reduction in USDA discretionary spending and lays out rationale for why some programs are either eliminated or scaled back.
Implementation of the rules has been pushed back thanks to President Donald Trump’s “regulatory freeze.”
The Agricultural Research Service rescinded its initial directive in an email to employees Tuesday evening.
The directive comes as President Donald Trump begins his term and before his nominee for Agriculture Secretary undergoes U.S. Senate confirmation hearings.
The American Farm Bureau Federation claimed in its analysis that the TPP could have increased U.S. agricultural exports by billions of dollars a year.
If nominated and confirmed, Sonny Perdue will take charge of the USDA, an agency with nearly 100,000 employees and a $150 billion budget.
The next Agriculture Secretary will be charged with shepherding a new Farm Bill through Congress. Work on the law is slated to begin almost immediately.
The USDA plans to launch a pilot program to allow people to buy groceries online with food stamps.
The largest chunk of sales in 2015 were made to local schools, hospitals and wholesalers.
Corporation-owned farms do exist, the USDA notes, but they’re far out-produced and outnumbered by the country’s family farms.
Some of the country’s largest farm organizations are lobbying the incoming administration to drop rules that would change the production of organic meat.
The top advisory board on organic standards in the US has decided that products with “USDA Organic” label can no longer contain carrageenan.
President-elect Trump's agricultural advisory committee and his picks for Secretary of Agriculture provide insight into ag policies for the next four years.
Rural America at a Glance 2016 underlines the economic distress many rural residents, and voters, have felt since the Great Recession.
San Francisco-based Hampton Creek makes several types of plant-based mayo products.