WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that a group of Cooperative Extension partners will have the opportunity to apply for grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help communities combat opioid use disorders. HHS intends to build on successful 2017 and 2018 National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Rural Health and Safety Education projects that focus on opioid abuse.

(Washington, D.C., April 10, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order (EO), titled “Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility,” which calls for lifting American citizens from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to prosperity.

Perdue issued the following statement:

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2018 – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is giving funding priority in two key grant programs to address opioid misuse in rural communities.

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(Washington, D.C., March 23, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Zell Miller:

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(Washington, D.C., February 2, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today introduced five new leaders within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Departmental Administration. The key personnel named are: Donald Bice, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration; Gary Washington, Chief Information Officer; Mary Pletcher, Chief Human Capital Officer; George Cabaniss, Senior Procurement Executive; and Joseph Doyle, Customer Service Coordinator.

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