U.S. Department of Agriculture Designates September National Mushroom Month

September 5, 2019 American Mushroom Institute

By Proclamation, signed by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue, mushrooms are recognized for their “nutritional value and other outstanding attributes.” The Proclamation also encourages “greater appreciation and use of mushrooms.”

Grimmway Farms Hosts USDA Deputy Secretary Censky

September 4, 2019 Grimmway Farms

Conducted under the leadership of Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, the visit to Grimmway signified one of many listening sessions the Deputy Secretary is pursuing to learn more about key issues facing California farmers.

Top USDA Trade Official to USApple: Trade Must be “Free, Fair and Reciprocal”

August 26, 2019 U.S. Apple Association

Free, fair and reciprocal trade for U.S. agriculture was the resounding message from Agriculture Under Secretary Ted McKinney at the U.S. Apple Association’s 2019 Outlook and Marketing Conference in Chicago. McKinney spoke at the 124th annual meeting of apple growers and businesses about the importance of a “two-way street” in trading partnerships.

Statement From American Mushroom Institute on the 2019 USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) Mushroom Report

“There was a wholesale change in the way in which NASS collected and reported its data this year, making it impossible to compare the 2019 figures with previous years, and impossible to extract the analysis and conclusions we’ve long relied on the NASS for,” said
AMI President Rachel Roberts.

Secretary Perdue Statement on U.S. and E.U. Beef Agreement

August 5, 2019 USDA

“Getting more US beef into the EU market is yet another example of President Trump expanding markets around the globe for our agriculture producers. EU consumers desire high quality products, and I have no doubt that when given the opportunity to purchase U.S. products we will see more Europeans choose to buy American.”