Washington, DC - 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. Specifically, the President has authorized USDA to provide up to $16 billion in programs, which is in line with the estimated impacts of unjustified retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural goods and other trade disruptions.

Salt lake City, Utah - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today stepped foot in Utah making it his 50th state visited since becoming Secretary just over two years ago. Since then, he has traveled more than 100,000 miles, held nearly 200 townhall discussions and visited nearly 100 farms across the country listening to America’s farmers, ranchers, foresters and producers.

Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the United States and Japan have agreed on new terms and conditions that eliminate Japan’s longstanding restrictions on U.S. beef exports, paving the way for expanded sales to the United States’ top global beef market. Last week, on the margins of the G-20 Agriculture Ministerial Meeting in Niigata, Japan, Secretary Perdue met with Japanese government officials and affirmed the importance of science-based trade rules. The new terms, which take effect immediately, allow U.S. products from all cattle, regardless of age, to enter Japan for the first time since 2003.

Washington, DC - "To protect benefits for American citizens, immigrants must be financially self-sufficient." ~ President Donald J. Trump

Washington, DC - "On every front, we are fighting for our great farmers, our ranchers, our growers." ~ President Donald J. Trump

Bethesda, Maryland - Wednesday, First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to meet with wounded service members recovering from injuries sustained while overseas.  Upon arrival, Mrs. Trump was greeted by Colonel Rodney Gonzalez, Chief of Staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center, and Dr. Jesse Schonau, currently serving with the White House Medical Unit.