Executive order created to boost rural America

Executive order created to boost rural America

Executive order created to boost rural America

Newly minted Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is expected to unveil a new rule Monday aimed at giving schools more flexibility in meeting federal nutrition standards for school lunches.

As Secretary of Agriculture, Perdue will serve as the task force chairman.

Perdue will meet with farmers from the region Friday morning at the American Royal in Kansas City.

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue attends a Farmers Roundtable where President Donald Trump signed the Executive Order Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America at the White House in Washington, DC.

I welcome President Trump's executive order today establishing the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity. "From growing up on a farm to being governor of a big agriculture state, he has spent his whole life understanding and solving the challenges our farmers face, and he is going to deliver big results for all Americans who earn their living off the land".

Kawamura is a third-generation fruit and vegetable grower and shipper.

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Northey says the Executive Order also focuses on easing the regulatory burden on agriculture and a common-sense approach to food safety. "Secretary Perdue has extensive experience in advocating for agriculture and will work to expand opportunities for Montana agriculture", Daines added.

"As an American, facing a $20 trillion debt with 14 grandchildren, I don't think it is my moral responsibility to kick that debt to those grandchildren so I am happy". In addition to identifying areas of over-regulation, the interagency task force will look at rural development issues such as housing, broadband access, and utilities.

Moore used the situation to underscore the importance of having key administration personnel such as Perdue in place, and called on the Senate to swiftly confirm Ambassador Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative.

"I wanted to get out and visit our facilities", Perdue said. Among the policy initiatives the President and the Secretary addressed were: ag labor, regulations, trade and infrastructure. "The action they took we know was discriminatory to our American producers and the America. the president didn't take it lying down".

"I'm hoping she can provide the president and his administration a blueprint and a program of how we can separate and divide and understand who are the immigrants that are contributing to American society and contributing (to) putting ... that food on the table and the fiber that we need for clothes, " Perdue says.

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