USDA SECRETARY PERDUE ANNOUNCES AGENCY REORG AND NEW EMPHASIS ON TRADE
On the banks of the Ohio River today in Cincinnati, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that he will reorganize his Department, adding a new Undersecretary of Trade position as was directed in the 2014 Farm Bill, a change which IL Corn supported. The timing was perfect as we are celebration May as World Trade month. Remember that 38% of your corn production is destined for markets outside our state lines. Listen to this audio update for details and a statement recorded live from the event.
You can watch a pre-recorded video of the Secretary explaining the change here https://www.usda.gov/our-agency/reforming-usda
Watch the USDA Facebook live stream of the press event here https://www.facebook.com/USDA/
PHOTO CREDIT: USDA Secretary Perdue, photo courtesy of the U.S. Dept of Agriculture Facebook page