Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently applauded the accomplishments made by USDA over the past year. In the first year of the Trump administration, USDA made breakthroughs in agricultural trade, moved to reduce burdensome regulations, responded to natural disasters and battled through the worst fire season on record, among other notable achievements.
“As 2017 comes to an end, the hard-working civil servants who make up USDA have a great deal to be proud of,” said Perdue. “Unlike any other federal department, USDA touches the lives of each individual in this country every day. In the wake of hurricanes, forest fires, and everything in between, the dedicated professionals at USDA worked tirelessly to serve the American people. As we look ahead to 2018, USDA will continue our efforts to be the most effective, efficient and customer focused department in the entire federal government.”
Since being sworn in on April 25th, Perdue has visited 30 states and six foreign countries, conducting outreach to rural and agricultural stakeholders promoting President Donald Trump’s agenda. During his travels – and through two RV Tours covering over 2,200 miles in the midwest and northeast – Perdue met with farmers, ranchers, foresters and many other stakeholders to seek input to help Congress craft the 2018 farm bill and solicit feedback for USDA to increase rural prosperity. Read the USDA news release to learn more.