Tag Archives: Sonny Perdue

Trump Admin Moves To Restrict Food Stamps Eligibility

The Associated Press reports: The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year’s farm bill didn’t: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday is proposing a rule that would restrict the ability of states to exempt work-eligible adults from having to obtain steady employment to receive …

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Trump Administration Forces National 4-H Group To Drop Welcome To LGBT Youth, Iowa 4-H Head Fired

The Des Moines Register reports: The Trump administration pushed the national 4-H youth organization to withdraw a controversial policy welcoming LGBT members — a move that helped lead to the ouster of Iowa’s top 4-H leader earlier this year, a Des Moines Register investigation found. The international youth organization, with more than 6 million members, introduced the new guidance to …

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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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