Agriculture Chief Updates Broadcasters at USDA Headquarters – Washington Watch 2017

Perdue at USDADuring a sit-down with members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, recently confirmed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visited about several of today’s current topics in agriculture, like retooling NAFTA  and the current dairy spat between the U.S. and Canada.
Perdue attended a reception at the Canadian Embassy on Monday night for a Ducks Unlimited celebration, and the topic came up during the evening’s conversation.

Sonny on Canada Dairy Situation

Meanwhile, Perdue was at a nearby elementary school earlier on Monday afternoon to share a lunch with the students, and he talked with broadcasters about the White House effort to “make school lunch great again.”  He’s a big fan of chocolate milk and tasty, nutritious food.
Sonny talked a lot about agricultural trade, and how he’s very, very supportive of selling U.S. products abroad – and administration’s efforts to make that happen – like negotiating with the Chinese to revive imports of U.S. beef to that country.
Sonny wants folks to know that he’s a “grow it and sell it” kind of guy.
Perdue’s recent confirmation ended a three-month vacancy atop USDA.  Perdue, 70, grew up on a dairy farm, has managed agribusinesses, and has served as the Governor of Georgia.  He’s the first Southerner in the Ag Secretary post in more than two decades.