(Washington, D.C., September 7, 2017) – Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the realignment of a number of offices within the U.S.

(WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2017) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today announced that the government of Vietnam has notified the U.S. that it will resume imports of American distillers dried grains (DDGS).  In December 2016, Vietnam suspended imports of U.S. DDGS after reported detections of quarantine pests in U.S. shipments.  Prior to the suspension, Vietnam was the third-largest market for U.S.

(Albany, NH, September 1, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today administered the oath of office to Tony Tooke, who became the 18th Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, in a ceremony at White Mountain National Forest. Tooke has worked for the Forest Service since age 18 – with 37 total years of service – and until today was the Regional Forester for the Southern Region.

(Washington, DC, August 30, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today expressed his strong support for President Trump’s tax reform agenda as a great benefit to the American agriculture community. Perdue issued the following statement:

USDA-Developed Mobile Application Answers Ethics Questions On the Go

(Washington, D.C., August 21, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced Tony Tooke will serve as the new Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. Tooke has worked for the Forest Service since age 18 and currently is the Regional Forester for the Southern Region. Following the announcement, Secretary Perdue issued this statement:

Compliance & Enforcement Resources

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) mission is to protect the integrity of the USDA organic seal. We protect organic farms and businesses who are playing by the rules by taking enforcement actions against those who break the rules.

Organic Imports

(Washington, D.C., August 18, 2017) – U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today announced his retirement after a 40-year career, characterized by his climb from a firefighter to a District Ranger, Forest Supervisor to the head of the U.S. Forest Service, leading more than 30,000 employees working in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico.

On Sunday, August 6, 2017, as part of his “Back to Our Roots” RV Tour, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will make a stop at the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport.

Beginning at 1:00 p.m., Secretary Perdue will tour the Iowa building, which showcases agriculture-related STEM education, and participate in a farm safety demonstration.  Open to the press. This is part of his five-state tour to focus on rural prosperity and preparation for 2018 Farm Bill

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