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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…
Soymilk Challenge; Confirmation Delays
Soybean producers and the makers of soy food products are fighting back against draft legislation that would restrict the marketing of soymilk.
In a letter to members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the American Soybean Association and the Soyfoods Association of North …
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...
Vilsack Leaves Early; WOTUS Legal Challenges
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack left office Friday, a week ahead of President Obama. A spokesman for President-elect Trump said a nominee to succeed Vilsack would be named “some time soon.”
As Agri-Pulse reported, Vilsack will become president and CEO of the U...

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