Sec of ag Sonny Perdue testifies before House Agriculture Committee USDA photo by Preston Keres
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue testifies in front of the House Committee on Agriculture in Washington, D.C., May 17, 2017, to share his perspective on the economic outlook in rural America along with his vision for USDA and the role it will play in ensuring that our country continues to enjoy the safest, most abundant, and most affordable food supply in the world.

Senate Democrats raise concerns with rural development cuts

Letter to President Trump details how drastic budget cuts and plans to eliminate rural development undersecretary would hurt small towns and rural communities.

Concern is growing among Senate Democrats over Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture reorganization plan that would eliminate USDA’s undersecretary for rural development as well as the White House’s proposed deep cuts to USDA's Rural Development mission area.

In a letter to President Donald Trump, 29 Democrat senators expressed strong concerns over recent actions that they view as having negative impacts on families in rural Ame

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