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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Washington senators slam USDA over unequal farm payments in bailout

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 …

USDA researchers quit in droves as Trump administration plans relocation

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 …

Secretary Sonny Perdue: USMCA a trade deal for the 21st century

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

Trump’s financial aid offer to farmers criticized as tax-funded ‘welfare’

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

Sue Lani Madsen: Farmer to farmer with Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue

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

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue endorses work requirements for food assistance

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 seeks to allay farmers’ trade concerns

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 …

McMorris Rodgers welcomes Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Monday

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will visit Spokane, Colfax and Pullman on Monday.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017

Western senators say fire-funding fix must be ‘on the next bill’ Congress passes

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 …

Interior, Agriculture secretaries to visit Montana wildfire

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. Ag Secretary: Current farm visa program ‘unworkable’

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 …

Perdue meeting on agriculture a prelude to NAFTA renegotiation

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

New Ag, Interior secretaries call for retaining public lands, upping resource extraction

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.

Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision

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

Hey kids, salt stays and grains go in school meals

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.

Perdue offers hope for farming issues in Trump administration

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

Senate set to confirm Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

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

Source: Trump’s agriculture secretary choice is former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue

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 …