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Secretary Perdue Joins Western Hemisphere Ag Ministers for Session at Agricultural Outlook Forum

18 Feb 2020
(Washington, D.C, February 18, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will host agricultural leaders from key Western Hemisphere countries at USDA’s 96th Agricultural Outlook Forum February 20-21 in Arlington, Virginia.

USDA Invests $3.4 Million in Broadband for Rural Illinois Communities

14 Feb 2020
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 14, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Illinois State Director Douglas Wilson announced USDA is investing $3.4 million to create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 603 rural households, 12 farms and a business in Hamilton County. This high-speed broadband infrastructure project is one of man...

Secretary Perdue Proclaims February 16-22 as Grain Bin Safety Week

14 Feb 2020
(Washington, D.C., February 14, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a proclamation naming February 16-22 as Grain Bin Safety Week (PDF, 716 KB). Earlier this week, the Secretary sat down with the Governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, to talk about the importance of grain bin safety on the farm. Governor Noem grew up on a farm...

USDA Invests $9 Million in Broadband for Rural Tennessee Communities

13 Feb 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 13, 2020 – Today, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invested $9 million in four, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 3,744 rural households, 31 businesses, 41 farms and a critical community facility in Ten...

USDA Names Participants in 2020 Future Leaders in Agriculture Program

13 Feb 2020
WASHINGTON, February 13, 2020 ─ The United States Department of Agriculture announced the selection of 30 university students who will attend USDA’s 2020 Agricultural Outlook Forum as participants of the USDA Future Leaders in Agriculture Program. These undergraduate and graduate students will participate in a weeklong trip to Washington, D.C., cap...
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