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USDA Trade Disruption Support for Farmers

Pecan South will continue to update this article to bring the pecan industry the up-to-date news about the second round of trade mitigation support.

USDA Announces Support for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation and Trade Disruption

May 23rd, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a relief strategy to support American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets in the long run to help American farmers compete globally.

Read the complete USDA Press Release here.

President Trump Delivers Remarks on Supporting America’s Farmers and Ranchers

May 23rd, 2019

A note from Pecan South: The U.S. Pecan Industry had a number of people in attendance that represent the industry’s interests. U.S. Agricultural Secretary Sonny Perdue from Georgia and Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, Congressman Mike Conaway from Texas can be seen during the press conference. Also in attendance was the President of the Texas Farm Bureau and a farmer who grows pecans.