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.
The Agriculture Department said the rule would close "a loophole" that enables people receiving only minimal benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to be eligible automatically for food stamps.
On Wednesday, the Senate approved its version of the 2018 Farm Bill. The House is working to get its farm bill on track after some members of the GOP withheld their vote to push for immigration reform.
While the relentless decline in dairy farms is similar to other ag segments, there is something about the ongoing disappearance of small dairy farms that seems more poignant to some. John Phipps explains.