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Letter From The Editor: What is Sonny Perdue thinking?

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In case you missed it, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue took his finger off the pause button last week to implement his reorganization of USDA. He’s removed the U.S. Codex Office from the Food Safety and Inspection Service to the Office of the Under Secretary for Trade and Agricultural Affairs. And he eliminated the Grain… Continue Reading

Opponents say USDA reorganization has multiple problems

Critics are continuing to noodle Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s plan to reorganize his large department, finding things they don’t like about it. Perdue’s desire to move U.S. involvement in world food standards to USDA’s trade office, taking it away from food safety, was the first change to stir controversy. Stephen Ostroff, the Food and… Continue Reading

Secretary of Agriculture Perdue’s inbox is filled to the brim

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is likely less than a week away from being confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the nation’s 31st Secretary of Agriculture. His confirmation could come as early as April 24. One thing for certain is that as soon as he does take the oath of his office, Perdue is going… Continue Reading

GIPSA rule kicked down the road for Perdue’s eventual decision

Sonny Perdue continues to wait for the U.S. Senate to return from vacation to vote on his confirmation as Secretary of Agriculture, which now scheduled for April 24. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), however, continues to churn out decisions on its own.  The latest of those is today’s publication in the Federal Register, now… Continue Reading