Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will announce “ USDA reorganization ” during an event in Cincinnati, Ohio Thursday afternoon. While details remain sparse, many suspect the Department of Agriculture will announce the creation of an office of an undersecretary for trade, according to the Hagstrom Report. Perdue will make the announcement at Consolidated Grain and Barge, a grain shipping company. Perdue is expected to tour the facility, then make his remarks at 2:30 pm eastern time. The 2014 farm bill called for splitting the position of Agriculture undersecretary for farm and foreign agricultural services into two positions, one to oversee the domestic Farm Service Agency and Risk Management Agency functions and another to be an advocate for exports and to oversee the Foreign Agricultural Service. However, no appointment or creation of the office was made during the Barack Obama administration.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.