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#FARMBILLFRIDAY: Sec. of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

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Washington, December 15, 2017 | comments
In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Sec. of Agriculture Sonny Perdue emphasizes the need to create a farm bill that strikes a balance for producers across the country and addresses different protocols needed for various farming activities.


"I look forward to being a resource to the committee as they ponder the 2018 Farm Bill."

Sec. Perdue said:
 

I look forward to being a resource to the committee as they ponder the 2018 Farm Bill. We are talking about having a safety net that’s not so high that there’s no risk, but not so low that it’s so dangerous people can’t farm again. So that’s the challenge of the ag committees and Congress to write that Farm Bill.

We’ve been travelling all over the country actually, listening to producers through the upper Midwest, the Northeast, out here in Texas, Florida, Georgia. Finding out the different protocols and different procedures for different kinds of farming everywhere.

At USDA, we stand ready to be consulted in what we are hearing, but we got to maintain the crop insurance, obviously cotton has some issues, but overall, I look forward to a great Farm Bill that the ag committees will come up with in 2018.




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