Minnesota AgriGrowth Highlights Importance of Trade to Secretary Sonny Perdue
Garden City, MN – As part of USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue’s five-state “Back to Our Roots” Tour, Minnesota farmers and agribusiness leaders today participated in an engaging roundtable discussion regarding the 2018 Farm Bill priorities and ways to increase rural prosperity.
AgriGrowth Executive Director Perry Aasness attended the roundtable discussion and afterward thanked Secretary Perdue personally for his leadership in expanding export opportunities for U.S. farmers and agri-businesses. “Minnesota agriculture needs leadership from Secretary Perdue and the Trump Administration to expand U.S. agriculture’s access to overseas markets, which are crucial to the future prosperity of farmers, agribusinesses, and Minnesota’s economy overall” stated Aasness. “I believe the Secretary understands the importance of this issue, and appreciate the leadership he has already demonstrated to support and advise this Administration in furthering trade agreements between the U.S. and other countries.”
The roundtable discussion with Secretary Perdue was hosted at the farm of Minnesota Farm Bureau President Kevin Paap near Garden City, MN on Friday August 4th.
During the meeting, Secretary Perdue mentioned three issues that he has heard during his five-state tour: trade, labor, and regulations. All three are priorites for AgriGrowth and its members.