WASHINGTON DC (December 6, 2019) — US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released the following statement regarding the latest jobs report released today by the US Department of Labor (DOL). The jobs report shows the economy added 266,000 new jobs in November with an unemployment rate of 3.5%, which remains at a record 50-year low.

WASHINGTON DC (December 4, 2019) — At the direction of President Donald J Trump, US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a final rule to move more able-bodied recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) towards self-sufficiency and into employment. The rule restores the system to what Congress intended: assistance through difficult times, not a way of life.

WASHINGTON DC (November 25, 2019) — Consistent with the Commerce Department’s Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation on Sugar From Mexico (the Agreement), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today notified the Department of Commerce (Commerce) of an additional need for sugar in the US market of 100,000 short tons of refined sugar.* Consequently, Commerce has increased the quantity of Mexican refined-sugar permitted to be exported by 100,000 short tons. This increase in

ATHENS, GEORGIA (November 23, 2019) — US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to sign a 

WASHINGTON DC (November 19, 2019) — US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that the department is 

WASHINGTON DC (November 19, 2019) — United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue are pleased to announce that the Trump Administration has reached an agreement with the government of South Korea on market access for US rice.

WASHINGTON DC (November 15, 2019) — The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that it fully intends to take appropriate actions to ensure an adequate supply of sugar to the US market.

HAWARDEN, IOWA (November 15, 2019) — US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey today announced USDA has invested $7.2 million in high-speed broadband-infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for rural households and farms in Iowa and South Dakota.

WASHINGTON DC (November 14, 2019) — United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released the following statement on China’s decision to lift its ban on poultry imports from the United States:

WASHINGTON DC (November 5, 2019) — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will lead a trade mission to Mexico November 6-8 to forge new opportunities with US agriculture’s largest bilateral trading partner and second-largest export market. The Secretary will be joined by Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney and more than 100 industry and government representatives. On Thursday, November 7, Sec Perdue will hold a press call regarding the trade mission.