WASHINGTON DC (May 21, 2020) – US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on March 20 that households in 13 new states — Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia — will soon be able to purchase food online with their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

WASHINGTON DC (May 19, 2020) — US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

WASHINGTON DC (May 15, 2020) — US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the extension of three nationwide waivers, giving child nutrition-program operators the flexibility they need to continue to feed children while promoting social-distancing and keeping families safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

WASHINGTON DC (May 15, 2020) — US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on Thursday a final rule updating and modernizing the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) biotechnology regulations under the Plant Protection Act.

WASHINGTON DC (May 8, 2020) — US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the safe reopening of critical infrastructure meat-packing facilities across the United States.

WASHINGTON DC (May 7, 2020) — US Secretary Sonny Perdue applauded the decision made by the District Court of Western Missouri on 6 May, which ruled that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has the primary jurisdiction over worker’s safety in meat processing plants across the country during the COVID-19 national emergency.

WASHINGTON DC (May 6, 2020) — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue last night sent the following two letters to Governors across the nation and leadership of major meat-processing companies. These letters establish the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) clear expectations for the implementation of President Donald J Trump’s Executive Order signed last week.

WASHINGTON DC (May 5, 2020) — US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced a major expansion of Meals to You, USDA’s 

WASHINGTON DC (May 4, 2020) — US Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today applauded the announcement that agricultural producers, for the first time, are now eligible for the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs.

WASHINGTON DC (May 4, 2020) — US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the US Department of Agriculture intends to make available up to $100 million in competitive grants for activities designed to expand the availability and sale of renewable fuels.

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