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April 12, 2019

 

Lawmakers Consider Ways To Help Great Plains Farmers After Flooding

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.

July 25, 2018

 

Farm-State Lawmakers Call USDA’s Tariff Aid ‘Short-Term Relief’

Lawmakers from Midwestern states weigh-in on the Trump administration's tariffs and farmer bailout plan.

April 5, 2018

 

Report Blasts Ag Secretary For Dodgy Record

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.

February 13, 2018

 

Trump’s Budget Proposes Food Boxes As Half Of SNAP Benefit

SNAP recipients would receive less money for spending on food, and would instead receive half of the benefits in boxes of nonperishable food.

August 2, 2017

 

Perdue: Farm Labor Fix Not Likely To Surface In NAFTA Talks

Still annoyed by loss of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, many trade groups who represent commodity farmers have cautioned the administration to tread lightly.

June 14, 2017

 

USDA Reorganization Shakes Confidence In Trump’s Rural Agenda

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.

May 30, 2017

 

Uncertainty Ahead For Government Climate Research

Farmers may not be able to depend on research conducted by the government to help them adapt to climate change.

May 24, 2017

 

Congress And Farmers Are Shocked By Proposed USDA Cuts

The Trump administration wants to cut both food aid to the poor and subsidies for the nation's farmers.

May 17, 2017

 

Plan To Shakeup USDA Worries Rural Advocates

The Trump White House proposed a 21 percent cut to USDA’s discretionary funding, and rural advocates are worried.

May 6, 2017

 

Here’s What Sonny Perdue Said On Climate Change, Immigration

Harvest Public Media’s Peggy Lowe sat down with the Secretary of Agriculture to talk about Trump Administration’s priorities for our food system.

May 5, 2017

 

Research, Not Luck, Brings Home The Morels

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.

May 1, 2017

 

Perdue: Trump Open To Immigrant Farm Workers Staying In U.S.

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.

April 25, 2017

 

Months After Nomination, Perdue Confirmed As Ag Secretary

Perdue earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine and has had a long career operating family agribusiness and transportation companies.

April 24, 2017

 

Farmers’ Patience Tested As Ag Secretary Confirmation Awaits

With a declining farm economy and trade with vital global markets in disarray, Sonny Perdue confronts an agriculture industry in search of stability.

April 17, 2017

 

Former Ag Secretary Worried About Lack Of Rural Focus

Tom Vilsack is particularly troubled by the proposed elimination of a program that gives grant money to small towns to upgrade water treatment facilities.

March 31, 2017

 

Sonny Perdue One Step Away From Becoming Agriculture Secretary

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.

March 24, 2017

 

Trump’s USDA Pick Gets Capitol Hill Hearing But No Vote Yet

Sonny Perdue was the last cabinet secretary Trump nominated, back on Jan. 19.

March 16, 2017

 

Questions Linger Over Ag Secretary Nominee

Trump’s nominee for agriculture secretary, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, has pledged to sever business ties amid ongoing delays in his confirmation.

January 25, 2017

 

USDA Scientists Told Not To Publicly Share Their Work

The directive comes as President Donald Trump begins his term and before his nominee for Agriculture Secretary undergoes U.S. Senate confirmation hearings.

January 19, 2017

 

Trump To Tap Perdue As Agriculture Secretary

If nominated and confirmed, Sonny Perdue will take charge of the USDA, an agency with nearly 100,000 employees and a $150 billion budget.

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