Stories tagged: sonny perdue
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
Both U.S. senators from Washington signed an analysis by congressional staffers that shows the Trump Administration’s $16 billion bailout of U.S. farmers has mostly benefited those growers in the South …
Thu., May 23, 2019
A plan to move Agriculture Department researchers out of Washington has thrown two small but influential science agencies into upheaval. Federal employees at the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the …
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018
Under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, we have created new rules to help our farmers, ranchers and workers better face the challenges of the 21st century economy,
UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018
A crisis of falling prices caused by retaliatory tariffs on American agricultural products prompted the Trump Administration Tuesday to make $12 billion aid package available for farmers hardest hit by …
UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018
Monday’s smorgasbord of questions to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Colfax was hosted by the McGregor Co., a supplier of seed, fertilizer, equipment and expertise …
UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018
Congress is preparing to reconcile two versions of the farm bill, a sweeping piece of legislation renewed every five years that governs an array of agricultural and food assistance programs, …
UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue sought to assure Eastern Washington agriculture and forestry leaders on Monday that American farmers will not bear the brunt of an international trade war. But …
Fri., June 29, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will visit Spokane, Colfax and Pullman on Monday.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017
Western senators, led by Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, are launching a full-court press to get a fix for the nation’s wildfire funding system through Congress …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue plan to visit a Montana wildfire command post Thursday as dozens of blazes rage across the western U.S.
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Friday that he considers the United States’ current farm-visa program to be “unworkable” but the issue probably will not come up in NAFTA talks …
Tue., June 20, 2017
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue meets Tuesday with his counterparts from Canada and Mexico for what he called candid talks on “irritants” in the three-way trade relationship that will be a …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017
The nation’s new secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior brought a message to Boise on Friday: Public lands must be retained, but they also must produce more through resource extraction.
Fri., May 12, 2017
Michelle Obama on Friday criticized a Trump administration decision to delay federal rules aimed at making school lunch healthier, saying kids will end up “eating crap” instead.
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017
Schools won’t have to cut more salt from meals just yet and some will be able to serve kids fewer whole grains, under changes to federal nutrition standards announced Monday.
Fri., April 28, 2017
Sonny Perdue’s views on agriculture offer some hope for longer-term stability. It wouldn’t make sense for Trump to nominate him and then ignore him.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017
After months of delay, the Senate is expected to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary with bipartisan support.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017
Sue Lani Madsen: If Sonny Perdue can ease government burdens on farmers, he’ll be a success as Agriculture Secretary
Columnist spent morning helping out at the Washington Ag Forestry Leadership program booth and polling passers-by for their opinions on former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as the president’s nominee for …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly …