Sec. Perdue defends USDA budget before Senate appropriations ag subcommittee USDA

Perdue defends USDA budget before senators

Perdue sits before Senate agriculture appropriations subcommittee to discuss his plans for USDA and how to execute changes.

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue sat before the Senate appropriations subcommittee on agriculture Tuesday morning to defend how he plans to "right-size" the U.S. Department of Agriculture budget and to offer his counsel to Congress in authorizing funds as well as writing the next farm bill.

President Donald Trump’s proposed 21% cut to USDA’s budget was not directed by Perdue, and he told senators on the subcommittee that he would trust their wisdom to make the right d

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