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USDA Announces Farm Safety Net Payments

| October 5, 2017

The Department of Agriculture announced this week that more than $9.6 billion in payments would be made through farm safety net programs.

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Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Tax Reform Agenda

| September 7, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today reiterated his strong support for President Trump’s tax reform agenda, as the president outlined today in North Dakota.

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Perdue Unveils New USDA Ethics App for Executive Branch Employees

| August 24, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Ethics App is the first of its kind in the federal government and reaffirms Perdue’s commitment to applying President Trump’s government-wide ethics standards to the department.

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Statement of Secretary Perdue regarding Japan’s planned increase of tariff on U.S. frozen beef

| July 28, 2017

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2017 (press release) – The government of Japan has announced that rising imports of frozen beef in the first quarter of the Japanese fiscal year (April-June) have triggered a safeguard, resulting in an automatic increase to Japan’s tariff rate under the WTO on imports of frozen beef from the United States.

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Secretary Perdue Partners with FFA to Support Next Generation of Leaders in Agriculture

| July 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. (press release)– U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will partner with National FFA to support youth, and prepare the workforce of tomorrow for unique careers in agriculture. Following their remarks, Secretary Perdue and CEO of the National FFA Organization, Mark Poeschl, signed a memorandum of understanding between USDA and National FFA.

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Perdue celebrates beef in China

| July 3, 2017

MISSOURI — Friday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, attended a Beijing Ceremony to celebrate the return of U.S. beef to China.

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Secretary Perdue to Travel to China to Mark Return of U.S. Beef

| June 27, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will travel to China this week, joining with U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, to formally mark the return of U.S. beef to the Chinese market after a 13-year hiatus.

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USDA questioning safety of Brazilian beef

| June 23, 2017

Washington, DC (press release) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the suspension of all imports of fresh beef from Brazil because of recurring concerns about the safety of the products intended for the American market. The suspension of shipments will remain in place until the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture takes corrective action which the USDA finds satisfactory.

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Ag groups join together to make changes to biotechnology revisions

| June 22, 2017

Over 100 ag groups joined together yesterday to send a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue urging the USDA to change a proposal for biotechnology regulations.

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