Sonny Perdue

Some American farmers are not ready to vote for President Donald Trump in 2020 even after he said he was settling his trade war with China,
"Make no mistake about it, Trump's administration is no friend to America's dairyland," Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said of the U.S. agriculture secretary.
The government shutdown earlier this year probably would have been worse otherwise.
Farmers were unsettled after Trump official Sonny Perdue mocked them as “whiners” amid trade war bankruptcies.
Minnesota Farmers Union president calls the agriculture secretary's dig "very insensitive. It took everyone by surprise."
"Trump is ruining our markets," said a North Dakota farmer. Another criticized the president's "constant escalation and antagonism."
Just days earlier, Trump's budget director bragged about how many workers quit because of the pending relocation.
The Republican welfare agenda has been transplanted from legislation to regulation.
Mitch McConnell and other Republicans aren't thrilled to see cuts to a federal job corps program hitting their own constituents.
The centers train disadvantaged kids for careers in public land conservation. Nine of 25 centers and more than 1,000 jobs are on the chopping block.
Jerry Moran of Kansas urged Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to find a better response than unreliable government aid.
Corn growers say the president's tariff mess could not have come at a "worse time, bringing more uncertainty to markets and impacting commodity prices."
"We realized how little leverage we have," one Agriculture Department employee said of one of the reasons workers wanted to form a union.
The Trump administration wants to cut benefits for 755,000 people through regulation.
Thanks to the government shutdown it looks like food assistance could stop after February.
As of Wednesday morning, remaining employees dwindled down to a mere 5 percent.
Authorities said the blaze was 100 percent contained on Sunday, although it will be months before it's fully extinguished.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue used the racially tinged phrase while campaigning for Ron DeSantis, whose opponent is black.
The president plans to give farmers $12 billion to mitigate the effects of his trade war.
Conservative Republicans in Congress are itching for a food stamp fight this year.