Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that USDA is making those loans, totaling $43.6 million, available in hopes that better internet access can stimulate rural economies.
Producers have been concerned that the President’s tough stand on undocumented immigrants might cause instability in their farming operations and could further cause an increase in food costs in the months ahead. Perdue said the President is open to helping agricultural producers protect their immigrant work force. Read moreRead More »
The Senate late Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominations of Stephen Censky as Agriculture deputy secretary and Ted McKinney as Agriculture undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs. Read moreRead More »