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Employees turn their backs on Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue

Employees from two Department of Agriculture research agencies stood and turned their backs to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue at an all-hands meeting Thursday to silently protest a decision to relocate the agencies halfway across the country.

USDA moving ahead with reorganization plan

Hundreds of professional researchers at the US Department of Agriculture are waiting to hear where outside the Washington area their jobs will be relocated -- part of a drive by Secretary Sonny Perdue to cut costs in the federal bureaucracy that many workers also see as a way to disrupt climate research and other work their bosses disagree with.

Perdue: Border closure would have been 'detrimental' to US commerce

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Thursday he is concerned about the idea that the Trump administration would close the US-Mexico border -- a threat President Donald Trump floated and then later backed off on -- which Perdue warned would have been "detrimental" to trade.

Agriculture secretary named 'designated survivor'

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is Tuesday night's designated survivor, an administration official confirms to CNN, staying away from the Capitol as President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address.