AFBF Praises Perdue for Dialogue with Ag Neighbors

Newsroom / June 19, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will host Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Mexican Secretary of Agriculture José Calzada Rovirosa, tomorrow, in Savannah, Georgia, for a trilateral meeting as well as other joint events. The following statement may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation:

“It is encouraging that Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is meeting this week with his counterparts from our neighboring nations to build a deeper level of understanding. This is particularly important as our nations begin to discuss a review of the trade agreement linking our farmers and ranchers. NAFTA has created vast opportunities for agricultural trade for America’s farmers and ranchers with Canada and Mexico, and we encourage Secretary Perdue to use this meeting to identify areas to further improve agricultural trade with our neighbors.”

Contact:
Mace Thornton
Executive Director, Communications
(202) 406-3641
macet@fb.org
 
Kari Barbic
AFBF Media Specialist
(202) 406-3672
karib@fb.org
 

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