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AFR Members in Washington Talking Farm Issues With USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 05:41:11 CDT

AFR Members in Washington Talking Farm Issues With USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Nine members of the American Farmers and Ranchers are participating in the fall National Farmers Union Washington Fly In- and heard from US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Monday. The Secretary offered an update on the efforts of USDA to be involved in the relief efforts following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma- and estimated that upwards of a billion dollars of damage has been found in Texas and Louisiana in the aftermath of Harvey- he says it is way too early for damage numbers for Irma as she continues to work her way into the mid south.


The farm group was at USDA on the 16th anniversary of 9/11- and while at the agency, Perdue asked for a moment of silence to remember the attack on the US in New York, Washington and the downed plane in Pennsylvania.


The AFR members, led by President Terry Detrick, also had the chance to talk with Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole- and have meetings planned with Oklahoma Senators James Lankford and Jim Inhofe and Congressmen Frank Lucas and Markwayne Mullin on Tuesday.


After the remarks by Secretary Perdue, AFR's Sam Knipp was one of several reporters that spent a few moments with the Secretary- you can hear his comments on relief efforts and how he sees Uncle Sam paying for those efforts and how that might impact the money available for the 2018 farm bill.- click on the LISTEN BAR below.



   
   


Reporters talk with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue after his presenation to the NFU Fly In
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