**The U.S. Apple Association has launched its application process for the 2021 Young Apple Leader class.
The YAL program mission is to equip the next generation of American apple growers and emerging leaders with an understanding of how federal, regulatory and legislative issues directly affect their apple business...
** 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 groups has been generally supportive, with many seeing the former Georgia governor as a candidate likel