Tag Archives: Sonny Perdue

Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue Unveils $12B Bailout Of US Farmers Due To China’s “Illegal Retaliatory Tariffs”

The Hill reports: The Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Tuesday announced it would offer $12 billion in aid to farmers hindered by retaliatory tariffs imposed on U.S. grain, produce and meat exports as the Trump administration digs in for a protracted trade battle. The department will use the emergency aid to assist and buy crops from farmers who’ve lost billions ...

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Decrees That USDA-Inspected Plants May Post Anti-LGBT Materials

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who as Georgia governor once held a public prayer vigil for rain, has responded to Trump’s recent religious liberty executive order by issuing a letter authorizing USDA-inspected plants to post any anti-LGBT materials they like. Perdue’s edict likely arises from the case of the West Michigan Beef Company, whose CEO Don Vander Boon reacted to the ...

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USDA To Roll Back Public School Nutrition Standards That Were Hallmark Of First Lady Michelle Obama

The Hill reports: Newly minted Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is expected to unveil a new rule Monday aimed at giving schools more flexibility in meeting federal nutrition standards for school lunches. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday that Perdue and Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) will make the announcement at the Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, Va., where they ...

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