13 FEB

Grassley wants Perdue to help man the ethanol barricade

Sen. Chuck Grassley came down hard on Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue this week for failing to defend corn interests vital to his home state, even going so far as to compare him unfavorably to his Democratic predecessor.

Grassley (R-Iowa) has been at odds with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for over a year, but his recent remarks slamming Perdue open a new front in tensions between the leader of corn-state Republicans and an administration well-stocked with oil-industry allies.  Read more

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