USDA SECRETARY PERDUE ANNOUNCES AGENCY REORG AND NEW EMPHASIS ON TRADE

Tricia Braid

May, 11, 2017  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

On the banks of the Ohio River today in Cincinnati, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that he will reorganize his Department, adding a new Undersecretary of Trade position as was directed in the 2014 Farm Bill, a change which IL Corn supported. The timing was perfect as we are celebration May as World Trade month. Remember that 38% of your corn production is destined for markets outside our state lines. Listen to this audio update for details and a statement recorded live from the event.

You can watch a pre-recorded video of the Secretary explaining the change here https://www.usda.gov/our-agency/reforming-usda

Watch the USDA Facebook live stream of the press event here https://www.facebook.com/USDA/

PHOTO CREDIT: USDA Secretary Perdue, photo courtesy of the U.S. Dept of Agriculture Facebook page