Agriculture Secretary

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...
Bayer Committment and Vilsack Confirmed
German agrochemical giant Bayer has committed to creating at least 3,000 new U.S. jobs and spending $8 billion on research and development if allowed to take over Monsanto.
The announcement follows a meeting in New York last week between Trump and Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant, Bayer CEO Werner Baumann and…
Vilsack to head Dairy Exports and Trump’s Clean Power
According to sources, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will become president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council when he leaves office this month.
After 21-years at the helm, Tom Suber retired at the end of the year as president of the group that tracks and promotes American dairy trade...
Perdue Emerges as Possible Ag Secretary; U.S. Trade Rep Named
Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is emerging as President-elect Donald Trump's selection for agriculture secretary, but no official announcement has been made.
A source close to the transition team confirmed media reports Monday that Trump had settled on the 70 year old Perdue, who served two te…
Ag Secretary Possibilities and GMO Survey
Still no announcement on who will be President-elect Donald Trump’s selection for Agriculture Secretary.
It remains the last cabinet position other than Veterans Affairs that Trump hasn't filled.
Sources say that North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp remains a top candidate for the …
Vilsack Goodbye and Veterans in Ag
The nation’s 30th agriculture secretary has unveiled his portrait which will hang among his predecessors on the walls of USDA's headquarters in Washington D.C.
During Thursday’s emotional ceremony, attended by several lawmakers and former ag secretaries, Tom Vilsa…