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Senate confirms Perdue for agriculture secretary, farm groups respond
26 April 2017, 08:45 | Stacy Allen
But right now, our ag communities are facing some major challenges-for example, Minnesota dairy producers are trying to dig out of an bad price slump that's being exacerbated by unfair foreign trade practices. I am hopeful that Mr.
Perdue, 70, graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia, and served in the U.S. Air Force.
Trump will sign the executive order after a meeting with 15 farmers from across the country, including Zippy Duvall, the president of the American Farm Bureau; Bill Northey, the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture; and Lisa Johnson Billy, a farmer and former Oklahoma House member.
100,000 employees and the nation's food and farm programs will be under his supervision, including agricultural subsidies, conservation efforts, rural development programs, food safety and nutrition programs. He is a real-world farmer himself and knows the business inside out...
His main task over the coming year will be working with Congress and coordinating his department's input on the next five-year farm bill.
"Secretary Perdue knows agriculture; I think he'll do well as agriculture secretary", Maschhoff says.
Edenburn said, however, that Perdue is the right man for the job of negotiating with Trump to hammer out trade deals that won't stiff farmers and agribusiness. But Perdue told senators he will work to balance those proposed cuts with the needs of small towns and farmers who rely on agriculture.
"Governor Perdue's confirmation comes at a critical time as negotiations for the 2018 farm bill reauthorization are underway, and as the White House drafts a new trade agenda. Additionally, NFU urges Perdue to quickly review and approve the long-overdue Farmer Fair Practices Rules, which will provide farmers and ranchers with basic protections against anti-competitive practices". - NPPC President Ken Maschhoff, a pork producer from Carlyle, Illinois.
"The success of rural America is inextricably linked to a strong Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and growing adoption of higher ethanol blends at the pump".
A statement from the National Turkey Federation (NTF) said the following: "Perdue understands that agriculture is the foundation of our nation and that, given a strong economic environment; America has an unmatched capacity to help feed a hungry world". - Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor.
"Decisions made every day at the USDA have a significant impact on our ability to run our operations", said NCBA President Craig Uden. "One of the things that we will ask the task force to do is to take a look at. how could it be most effective at establishing cross-agency communication and cross-agency collaboration that's good for agriculture".
President Trump will turn to one of his favorite executive tools - the 180-day report - to look for ways to boost rural America, signing an executive order Tuesday for his newly confirmed secretary of Agriculture.
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