sonny perdue

U.S. pork returns to Argentina after 20-year hiatus

· July 31, 2018

On Monday U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue sliced into a 10-pound honey baked ham and celebrated the reintroduction of U.S. pork products to the Argentine market after more than 20 years. “The U.S. is the world’s third largest pork producer and a top exporter,” Secretary Perdue said. “This new market is a big victory […]

USDA to re-double efforts following EJC ruling on gene editing

· July 30, 2018

Following the EU ruling on gene editing last week, the USDA plans to double down efforts to work with partners globally towards science-based regulatory approaches. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding this week’s European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on newer mutagenesis methods, otherwise known as genome editing. “Government policies […]

U.S. farmers to get $12B to offset illegal retaliatory tariffs

· July 24, 2018

The White House will be doling out $12 billion to farmers and ranchers as a short term fix to the recent retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. and to give President Trump time to work out trade deals. “This is a short-term solution to allow President Trump time to work on long-term trade deals to benefit […]

Perdue hits road for 4th ‘Back to Our Roots’ tour next week

· May 11, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will embark on his fourth “Back to Our Roots” tour  Monday to hear ideas and concerns from local farmers, ranchers, producers, foresters, agriculture students, business owners, community leaders, and USDA employees. The tour will last through Thursday and include stops in New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. During different […]

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