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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue wants to welcome you to his very own podcast – “The Sonnyside of the Farm.” Born and raised on a family farm in middle Georgia, Secretary Perdue is an agriculturalist through and through – having worked as a veterinarian, owning his own grain business, serving as Governor of Georgia and now serving as a member of President Trump’s cabinet as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. He’ll be talking to everyone – from Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Farm Bureau President Zippy Duval, Farm Broadcaster Max Armstrong and so many others – about the issues facing America’s farmers, ranchers, producers and foresters today. From USDA or out in the country, tune in the first Friday of every month to hear from Secretary Perdue himself.

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Secretary Sonny Perdue

An Update on the Food Supply Chain

May 1, 2020

This week’s episode is all about the food supply chain. Secretary Sonny will be talking to a producer and a grocer to help paint the picture of the American food supply chain from farm to table, truly from start to finish. These are extremely challenging times, but Secretary Sonny wants to be sure you have the facts and know what’s going on with your food.

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Secretary Sonny Perdue

USDA’s work during COVID-19

April 3, 2020

This week on the Sonnyside of the Farm, Secretary Perdue talks about the work USDA is doing during the Coronavirus pandemic. From feeding kids all across the country, to ensuring America’s food supply chain remains safe and strong, and making certain our farmers have enough ag workers for harvest – USDA continues its mission to “Do Right and Feed Everyone.”

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Secretary Perdue and USDA FSIS Administrator Carmen Rottenberg

Carmen Rottenberg on Getting America’s Safe Food Supply into the UK and Europe

March 5, 2020

This week, Secretary Sonny is setting the record straight on how safe, affordable and nutritious the US Food Supply is. FSIS Administrator Carmen Rottenberg joined Secretary Sonny to explain the science and facts behind the US food system to let consumers all around the world know how safe and delicious our food is.

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Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer

Ambassador Lighthizer - Shining Light on Trade

February 7, 2020

This week, Secretary Sonny sits down with the man the President hired to negotiate on behalf of America’s farmers and ranchers – Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. Ambassador Lighthizer tells Secretary Sonny what it’s really like, to go out around the world negotiating on behalf of President Trump for better trade deals, with great success.

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Secretary Perdue and Max Armstrong

Zippy Duvall: Innovation in American Agriculture

January 3, 2020

This week, Secretary Perdue sits down with American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall to talk about innovation in American agriculture. America’s farmers and ranchers are some of the most innovative entrepreneurs in the world. Secretary Perdue and AFBF President Duvall have both traveled extensively around the country to see this innovation firsthand. In this episode, they talk about their personal experiences as farmers about how innovation and automation has impacted the agriculture industry and what the future holds.

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Secretary Perdue and Max Armstrong

From Hopelessness to Hope, featuring Newt Gingrich

December 6, 2019

This week, Secretary Perdue sits down with three different guests who all believe in the transformational power of work – but all have experienced it from different vantage points. First he hears from Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who was Speaker when the 1996 Welfare Reform was passed with bipartisan support from the House, Senate and President Clinton. He then hears from Jo Ann Mattson, who is Executive Director of The Light House, an organization whose mission is to help people rebuild their lives by providing shelter and services to empower them as they transition from homelessness to employment, housing, and self-sufficiency. Finally, he hears from Jeremy Cox, who is a student of Jo Ann's program, training in the Light House Bistro. Formerly incarcerated, then homeless, Jeremy has made a choice to change his life.

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Secretary Perdue and Max Armstrong

Max Armstrong: Do Right and Feed Everyone

November 1, 2019

This week, Secretary Perdue sits down with Max Armstrong, the acclaimed farm broadcaster and host of “This Week in Agribusiness.” Max and Secretary Sonny talked about the USDA’s informal motto, “Do Right and Feed Everyone” and how the work of USDA touches the lives of every American.

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Secretary Perdue and Sarah Sanders

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: President Trump's Affection for American Farmers

October 4, 2019

This week, Secretary Perdue sits down with Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former White House Press Secretary, at Doe’s Eat Place in Little Rock, Arkansas. Sarah and Sonny talk about President Trump and his affinity and affection for America’s farmers and ranchers, Sarah’s time at the White House, and what she’s been up to since her departure.

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Tractor on a farm

Introducing the Sonnyside of the Farm

October 1, 2019

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue wants to welcome you to his very own podcast – “The Sonnyside of the Farm.” From USDA or out in the country, tune in the first Friday of every month to hear from Secretary Perdue himself. He’ll be talking to everyone – from Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Farm Bureau President Zippy Duval, Farm Broadcaster Max Armstrong and so many others – about the issues facing America’s farmers, ranchers, producers and foresters today.

Listen with:    apple podcast icon   google play icon   spotify icon   soundcloud icon