Sec of ag Sonny Perdue testifies before House Agriculture Committee USDA photo by Preston Keres

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.

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