Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is in Europe this week participating in the G-7 Agriculture Ministers Meeting in Italy. Perdue will also deliver remarks at the World Food Day observance in Rome, and engage in policy dialogue with his counterparts in London and Madrid.
The European Union is a top agricultural market for U.S. exports. However, Perdue says, that “while he values the relationship” with the EU, “there is work to be done” to address trade barriers.
Perdue was expected to meet with his counterpart in Britain Thursday, then take part in the G-7 meetings starting Sunday. Perdue will then travel to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, where he and the other G-7 agriculture ministers will join Pope Francis at the World Food Day observance Monday. The trip will wrap up in Spain early next week, where Perdue will meet with his counterpart in Madrid.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.