Rural task force inaugural meeting with Sec Perdue USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue hosts the inaugural meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity, where he is joined by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry, White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, and other government officials, to set the stage, for work the Task Force must do to identify legislative, regulatory, and interagency policy changes and actions that promote agriculture and economic development, and quality of life in rural America, on June 15, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Perdue hosts inaugural Agriculture & Rural Prosperity task force meeting

Task force required to issue report with recommendations for legislative and administrative actions within 180 days.

In April, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture & Rural Prosperity “to ensure the informed exercise of federal authority that impacts agriculture and rural communities.” On Thursday, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue hosted the inaugural meeting, setting the stage for the work the task force plans to do.

Perdue serves as chairman of the task force and was joined by Secretary of Housing & Urban D

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