Perdue sees farmers ‘making a difference’

February 21, 2018

To learn more about California agriculture and its successes and challenges, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited Central California farms and agricultural businesses as part of a three-day trip to the state.


On his second day in California, during a farm tour organized by the California Farm Bureau Federation, Perdue said he was impressed by the variety and abundance of the state's agriculture.


"Being from the east, I intellectually know that California is our largest and most diversified agricultural state, but there is nothing like being here and seeing it," said Perdue, a former farmer and governor of Georgia. "It informs me of not just how we can think not just theoretically in Washington, D.C., about policies that affect growers in various parts of the country, but hearing from them and learning what are the policies that make a difference and what are the ones they'd like to change."


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