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(In Trade)
May 01, 2017

“If I were a farmer, I would plant as much as I can logically plant under today’s environment.”


(In Trade)
April 24, 2017

“Our real potential for economic growth is either talking you all into eating more or finding new markets for our products overseas.”


(Daily News)
April 24, 2017

The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as Agriculture secretary, which Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) touted by saying “I’m very happy with this vote; he’s a good man.”


(In Trade)
April 21, 2017

The Iowa senator said lawmakers “will have to make sure the people working under him know how important this is for us.”


(In Trade)
April 18, 2017

U.S. media coverage focuses on dairy farmers in Wisconsin, other states who face financial calamity.


(Daily News)
April 10, 2017

Ten House members have urged two top agriculture appropriators to insert language in the fiscal year 2018 Agriculture and Related Agencies Appropriations bill that would prevent money from being spent on the implementation of a rule that would allow U.S. imports of poultry slaughtered in China.


(In Trade)
April 07, 2017

The vote is set for Monday, April 24.


(In Trade)
April 06, 2017

“Japan needs to be first. We will lose market share in Japan if we do not move quickly on this,” said an executive with the NPPC.


(In Trade)
April 04, 2017

“On behalf of our nation’s farmers and ranchers, and all of rural America, we encourage you to complete this process this week.”


(In Trade)
April 04, 2017

“On behalf of our nation’s farmers and ranchers, and all of rural America, we encourage you to complete this process this week.”


(In Trade)
March 30, 2017

Roberts: “Our farmers and ranchers have been waiting too long for this important position to be filled.”


(In Trade)
March 29, 2017

The panel had set to render a verdict on former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue on Wednesday.


(In Trade)
March 28, 2017

The Agriculture Committee will vote on Perdue’s nomination on Wednesday.


(Daily News)
March 24, 2017

Agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue, at his recent confirmation hearing, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture should not block Brazilian beef exports despite the revelation that Brazilian officials had accepted bribes in return for allowing tainted meat to be exported, with Perdue noting that those exports never reached the U.S. and the U.S. could face retaliation.


(In Trade)
March 24, 2017

“Under the plan, America's no-cost sugar policy would be rolled back in exchange for the elimination of foreign subsidy programs.”


(Daily News)
March 23, 2017

Sonny Perdue, President Trump's pick to lead the Agriculture Department, said during his March 23 confirmation hearing that working with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Commerce Department to expand agricultural trade will be his top priority.


(In Trade)
March 22, 2017

The group wants the administration to “ensure a reinstatement of COOL would be allowable under any renegotiation” of NAFTA.


(In Trade)
March 22, 2017

“To use the president’s terminology, agriculture already helps us win in the race to trade more and we will make sure agriculture continues to win.”


(In Trade)
March 20, 2017

“It is laughable that the United States continues to recognize their inspection system as being equivalent.”


(In Trade)
March 17, 2017

Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) says he is inclined to support the agriculture secretary nominee.


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