Sonny Perdue, as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, may be the most aggressive enforcer of President Donald Trump’s pro-business and deregulatory agenda that the fewest Americans, outside agriculture, have ever heard of.
Despite the trade truce, Washington insiders believe the announcement will still come out this week. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue is speaking Monday in Chicago, so that news could hit as early as Monday.
As the partial government shutdown enters day six, the majority of USDA isn't disrupted yet. If the standoff between the White House and Congress persists, it could impact the timing of the tariff aid relief from USDA.
The Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory programs told members of the U.S. Animal Health Association on of his goals is to advance animal disease traceability. And he’s in good company,
Canada’s Minister of Agriculture, Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture joined Perdue and took questions from the audience. They didn’t have many answers when asked when steel and aluminum tariffs may be lifted.