Tag Archives: Sonny Purdue

USDA Enacts Policy Allowing Anti-LGBT Materials

Back in May, Agriculture Sec. Sonny Purdue issued a letter allowing the posting of anti-LGBT materials at USDA-inspected plants. This week that policy went into effect. Tony Perkins, of course, is thrilled: The Family Research Council praised policy guidance released today by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service that makes clear the agency will protect religious freedom and will not ...

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USDA Banned From Releasing Scientific Studies

Buzzfeed reports: The US Department of Agriculture has banned scientists and other employees in its main research division from publicly sharing everything from the summaries of scientific papers to USDA-branded tweets as it starts to adjust to life under the Trump administration, BuzzFeed News has learned. According to an email sent Monday morning and obtained by BuzzFeed News, the department ...

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Sonny Purdue To Be Tapped For Agriculture Secretary

Sonny Purdue, who was elected Georgia governor in 2002 after promising a referendum to reinstate the Confederate battle cross as the state flag, and who once held a public prayer vigil for rain, will be nominated as Secretary of Agriculture today. Via Politico: The decision, which is expected to be announced on Thursday, ends weeks of speculation that Trump was ...

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Leading Prospect For Trump’s Agriculture Cabinet Post Once Held Public Prayer Vigil For Rain [VIDEO]

Yet another climate change denier, neo-Confederate, and God-botherer. Josh Israel reports at Think Progress: After selecting a cabinet dominated by conservative white men with poor records on civil rights and a history of climate science denial, it appears Donald Trump may fill one of the few remaining slots with a conservative white man with a poor record on civil rights ...

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