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Biden is expected to nominate Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to tap former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to reprise his old job leading the department, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Vilsack, a former two-term governor of Iowa, led the Agriculture department from 2009 to 2017 during nearly the entire tenure of former […]
Biden is expected to nominate Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture
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‘That’s just the way it happens:’ Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue defends the trade war bailout that mostly benefited wealthy farmers

Perdue defended the $US28 billion trade war bailout program for farmers, which critics argue benefited wealthier people. That’s just the way it happens. These are – these are awards based on the production,” Perdue told “60 Minutes” on CBS News. The program also found that investors had received federal bailout […]
‘That’s just the way it happens:’ Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue defends the trade war bailout that mostly benefited wealthy farmers
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Trump’s budget director called the new food stamp grocery delivery service a ‘Blue Apron-type program’ — but there are some massive differences

The Trump administration and the US Department of Agriculture proposed a grocery delivery program called the Harvest Box as part of the fiscal year 2019 budget. The program would replace part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. One Trump administration official called the Harvest […]
Trump’s budget director called the new food stamp grocery delivery service a ‘Blue Apron-type program’  —  but there are some massive differences