Department of Agriculture
See also nominee Sonny Perdue.
|2016.11.30||The Agriculture Department says Cuba has the potential to increase production of crops if foreign investment were to expand, but the industry is anxious about Trump's lack of a clear position on Cuba. agweb.com (See also Cuba)|
|2017.01.18||Trump's pick for Agriculture Secretary is former GA governor Sonny Perdue. nytimes.com (See also Sonny Perdue)|
|2017.01.19||Farmers hope Agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue will help Trump roll back regulations on animal welfare, the environment, and more. chicagotribune.com (See also Sonny Perdue)|
|2017.01.24||Efforts to mute federal employees are occurring to varying degrees in the EPA, and departments of the Interior, Transportation, Agriculture and Health and Human services. politico.com (See also First 100 Days, Assaults on Facts, First Amendment, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of the Interior)|
|2017.01.24||USA Scientists have been put on lockdown under Trump buzzfeed.com (See also Assaults on Facts)|
"Starting immediately and until further notice" the department's main research division "will not release any public-facing documents," according to an internal memo.
|2017.01.25||A freeze on external communications from the EPA, Depts. of the Interior, Agriculture, and Health and Human Services, is ordered. nytimes.com (See also First 100 Days, Assaults on Facts, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency)|
|2017.01.25||The USDA rescinds order stopping staff from releasing any "news releases, photos, fact sheets, news feeds, and social media content." thehill.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.03||USDA abruptly purges animal welfare information which had been freely available, were used to monitor animal treatment at circuses, scientific labs, breeding facilities and zoos from its website. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days)|