Perdue Promises He’ll Be ‘tenacious’ Fighter For Ag
Perdue promises he’ll be ‘tenacious’ fighter for ag
Perdue also distanced himself somewhat from Trump’s budget proposals and expressed support for easing financial restrictions on trade with Cuba.
“Agriculture is in my heart, and I look forward to fighting for the producers of America,” he said.
In addition, Perdue disclosed that he had discussed the rural opioid crisis at some length with former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and would support using USDA resources to combat the problem. Perdue also said USDA’s rural development programs, which were targeted in Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal, were vital to rural communities.
Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., said he would …