There's a growing debate between congress and the USDA about how to help out farmers who’ve lost their grain due to flooded storage bins.
Lawmakers from Midwestern states weigh-in on the Trump administration's tariffs and farmer bailout plan.
A report from the Union of Concern Scientists warns that Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s deregulation and attacks on science threaten to do permanent harm to the USDA.
SNAP recipients would receive less money for spending on food, and would instead receive half of the benefits in boxes of nonperishable food.
Still annoyed by loss of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, many trade groups who represent commodity farmers have cautioned the administration to tread lightly.
Many of USDA’s rural development programs are aimed at creating jobs. That can make a difference in towns where agriculture no longer provides as many jobs.
Farmers may not be able to depend on research conducted by the government to help them adapt to climate change.
The Trump administration wants to cut both food aid to the poor and subsidies for the nation's farmers.
The Trump White House proposed a 21 percent cut to USDA’s discretionary funding, and rural advocates are worried.
Harvest Public Media’s Peggy Lowe sat down with the Secretary of Agriculture to talk about Trump Administration’s priorities for our food system.
Ryan Hines spends spring days in southern Indiana woods hunting for morels. He tells us about the research that goes into finding the best spots for 'shrooms.
Ag Secretary Perdue says he’s hired a labor lawyer to help design the program that can help keep undocumented workers here, but remove criminals.
Perdue earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine and has had a long career operating family agribusiness and transportation companies.
With a declining farm economy and trade with vital global markets in disarray, Sonny Perdue confronts an agriculture industry in search of stability.
Tom Vilsack is particularly troubled by the proposed elimination of a program that gives grant money to small towns to upgrade water treatment facilities.
The Senate has a busy calendar both before and after its scheduled April 10-21 recess. When Perdue will get a vote before the full Senate remains to be seen.
Sonny Perdue was the last cabinet secretary Trump nominated, back on Jan. 19.
Trump’s nominee for agriculture secretary, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, has pledged to sever business ties amid ongoing delays in his confirmation.
The directive comes as President Donald Trump begins his term and before his nominee for Agriculture Secretary undergoes U.S. Senate confirmation hearings.
If nominated and confirmed, Sonny Perdue will take charge of the USDA, an agency with nearly 100,000 employees and a $150 billion budget.