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No More USDA Nominees until September

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Tuesday he doesn’t expect nominees for posts requiring confirmation to come before the Senate until after the month-long congressional recess in August.

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Alec Sheffer, Director of Retail Sales for Agri-AFC in Montgomery, Ala., addressed the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. He appeared before the committee during a hearing titled: “Examining the Farm Economy: Perspectives on Rural America.” Read more

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Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Pat Roberts (R-KS) and the committee’s ranking member, Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), spoke in support of the 2019 farm bill. Though the Senate is technically on the House version of the farm bill, they were speaking about the version of the farm bill that was approved by the Senate[…]

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