January 23, 2017

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EPA Nominee Pruitt Undergoes Tough Confirmation Hearing

Incoming President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency said during his Senate confirmation hearing he will honor the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard, and seek clarity on the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule, strongly opposed by much of agriculture. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt withstood some withering fire from Senate Environment and […]

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Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue To Be Named Ag Secretary

The long national wait for an Ag Secretary appears to be over.  President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly picked former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to fill the duty under the incoming administration. While the USDA landing team has yet to confirm the nominee, multiple media outlets attributed a senior transition official as saying Trump will nominate […]

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Now Former US Ag Secretary Vilsack To Lead US Dairy Export Council

 The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) today announced that former U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join the organization as president and CEO, effective Feb. 1, 2017. USDEC is a non-profit, independent organization that seeks to enhance the global demand for U.S. dairy products and ingredients. “Growing the global market for U.S. dairy […]

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NCBA Calls On Senate To Confirm Pruitt For EPA; Endorses Zinke For Secretary of Interior

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works expressing strong support for the nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and called for his swift confirmation. “As Oklahoma’s Attorney General, Mr. Pruitt led the fight to bring common sense back to […]

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