Sonny Perdue

Uzbekistan Lifts U.S. Pork Ban; Ag Risk Coverage Program
**Uzbekistan has reopened to U.S. pork for the first time in three years, lifting an import suspension imposed after porcine epidemic diarrhea virus was found in the United States.
U.S. Meat Export Federation’s Yuri Barutkin says the suspension took effect in 2014, shortly after they …
Perdue Gives OK to Emergency Haying; U.S. Dairies Visit Europe
**Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue has given the go-ahead for emergency haying on Conservation Reserve Program lands to help provide feed for livestock in drought-stricken areas of Montana and North and South Dakota.
Perdue authorized emergency haying to begin over the weekend, two weeks ahead of the normal…
China on GMO Seeds; Perdue on USDA Cuts
**A recently announced agreement between the U.S. and China has been hailed as a huge win for U.S. beef because China promised to follow through on a longstanding commitment to open its market to U.S. imports.
But just as important to companies seeking to commercialize genetically modified seeds was …
Trump and Xi Make Trade Pact and Lighthizer Confirmed
**When President Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping about a month ago, they agreed on a 100-day action plan to address trade barriers between the two countries.
Now those discussions appear to be clearing the way for more U.S. beef and biotechnology...
Perdue’s Nomination Received; Trump Budget Due Thursday
** The Senate Ag Committee has officially received the nomination of Sonny Perdue to be the next Ag Secretary, clearing a major hurdle in the confirmation process.
A spokeswoman for the committee confirmed the news Friday.
Nominated the day before President Trump’s inauguration, reaction from ag group…
USDA Delays and Perdue Endorsement
President Trump's delayed selection of his new Ag Secretary, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, will also mean that filling USDA's sub-cabinet and agency officials will take longer than usual.
Altogether, USDA has 223 openings for non-career, political appointments...