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The proposed budget cuts are tough, Perdue says, but he's happy that Trump is making good on a campaign promise of fiscal conservatism. Yet in 2006 as governor of Georgia, he instituted a major crackdown on illegal immigration, which resulted in a crisis for farmers who couldn't find labor.

Most worrisome is that it appears that, under Trump and Perdue, the USDA will double down on an industrialized, corporate food and agriculture model that is already failing most farmers and rural residents.

Trump signed an executive order to establish a task force, which would investigate federal rules and regulations that were restricting the farming industry.

Recently confirmed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue weighed in Wednesday on President Trump's decision to impose tariffs on some Canadian timber in a dispute over US milk. "This is a president who is going to fight for America". "With this order, I'm directing Secretary Perdue to work with other members of my cabinet to identify and eliminate unnecessary regulations that hurt our nation's farmers and rural communities".

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Former Chairman of the United Fresh Produce Association Board and 2013 American Vegetable Grower magazine's Grower Achievement Award Winner Maureen Torrey with Torrey Farms of Elba, NY, participated in a roundtable discussion at the White House with President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue regarding the policy needs of rural America and the agriculture industry.

"The fact that the national election was nearly 6 months ago and we finally have a Secretary of Ag. fantastic to me that he's finally on board here", says Jaspers on KELO Radio's It's Your Agri-Business with Bill Zortman. There are great opportunities as well, as the USDA works to improve rural broadband and helps to write a new farm bill that is beneficial to both producers and consumers, as well as playing a prominent role in our continuing conversation about food and modern technologies. "Whenever they have a surplus, I have no fear", he said.

Three months after he was nominated, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to lead the country's agriculture department. "My job as USDA Secretary of Agriculture is to go around the world and make sure we're able to market and sell the products we grow very well", Perdue explains. "I'm looking forward to partnering with him to help tackle the opioid crisis in our state, expand broadband access and ensure we're getting fair trade deals that protect our producers".


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