Perdue takes control of USDA’s economics agency

The Economic Research Service, the USDA’s self-described “honest broker of economic information,” is being placed under the control of the agency’s top political appointee, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. In a reorganizational move announced on Thursday, Perdue said he was “realigning” the ERS, now part of the USDA’s research wing, into his chief economist’s office, part… » Read More

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