WASHINGTON DC (March 26, 2020) — The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working to be as flexible as possible to get food out to the people who need it during the COVID-19 National Emergency. On Wednesday, March 18, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes billions of dollars in nutrition assistance for children and families.

WASHINGTON DC (March 24, 2020) — The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) today announced continued progress in the implementation of the agriculture-related provisions of the US-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement.

WASHINGTON DC (March 24, 2020) — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding National Agriculture Day and President Donald J Trump’s Proclamation recognizing the importance of America’s farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers:

WASHINGTON DC (March 20, 2020) — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of David Wu to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Mr Wu will be assuming the role following the departure of Deputy Assistant Secretary Don Bice.

WASHINGTON DC (March 20, 2020) — Deputy Under Secretary Bette Brand announced today that USDA Rural Development is implementing enterprise-wide remote operational status effective immediately. Rural Development leadership and managers will continue to provide excellent customer service while following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) direction for social distancing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WASHINGTON DC (March 19, 2020) — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a partnership between the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the US Department of Labor (DOL) to help facilitate the identification of foreign and domestic workers that may be available and eligible to transfer to other US agricultural sector employers to fulfill critical workforce needs within the US under existing regulatory authority during the COVID-19 pandemic.

WASHINGTON DC (March 17, 2020) — The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is ensuring the safety and timely delivery of the US food supply while protecting the health of USDA employees during this COVID-19 National Emergency.

WASHINGTON DC (March 17, 2020) — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a collaboration with the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, McLane Global, PepsiCo, and others to deliver nearly 1,000,000 meals to students in a limited number of rural schools closed due to COVID-19:

WASHINGTON DC (March 13, 2020) — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after the Canadian Parliament approved the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

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