department of agriculture

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.

USDA: Despite late start, record corn crop likely

Farmers planting more corn than previous years

The wet start to the corn planting season may reduce the amount each acre produces this year, but farmers are planting so much corn they're still likely to bring in a record crop.

State Agriculture Leaders Push To Boost Dairy Production

Some of the state's agriculture leaders are pushing a plan aiming to boost dairy production in Wisconsin.The idea outlined Tuesday by Gov. Scott Walker, called "Dairy 30x20 Initiative," would would provide more milk to cheesemakers, who only get about 90…