Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue continues traveling this week as he will attend the Montana Ag Summit Thursday. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts is expected to join Perdue at the event that was organized by committee member Steve Daines, a Montana Republican. Also attending is a team of Mexican barley and malt importers, who are visiting the U.S. as part of a trip arranged by the U.S. Grains Council to talk trade. The trip comes ahead of the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations this fall. Perdue and Roberts are expected to talk about the farm bill, ag technology and bringing youth into agriculture. The trip comes as Perdue enters his second month as Agriculture Secretary and follows a host of trips to farm states in his first month on the job.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.
Image credit: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue speaks during a town hall meeting held on May 5 at the Bill and Nancy Couser farm north of Nevada. The Messenger photo by Darcy Dougherty Maulsby.