Perdue Traveling to Canada Friday

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue heads to Canada this week to meet with his Canadian counterpart. Perdue will travel to Canada Friday, meeting with Canada’s Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay. The two will engage in what the U.S. Department of Agriculture calls a bilateral meeting, and tour agriculture sites in Canada’s Atlantic region. The tours start at Minister MacAulay’s farm, then to a lobster boat, finally touring Rollo Bay Holdings, a potato growing, packaging and marketing operation, along with meeting with potato farmers. The trip comes as Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, continue to negotiate an updated North American Free Trade Agreement. MacAulay and Perdue most recently visited last month, when the two attended the World Meat Congress in Dallas, Texas.