03.18.15

Senator David Perdue Celebrates Georgia Farmers On National Agriculture Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today issued the following statement in observance of National Agriculture Day:

“Today, we celebrate the prominence of agriculture in Georgia’s economy and way of life. As our state’s oldest and largest industry, agriculture provides Georgia with a true competitive advantage.

“Not only do Georgians produce an array of goods like pecans, peanuts, peaches, chickens, cotton, and blueberries, but they do so in a smart and innovative way. Farmers are working with new technology to increase productivity and efficiency, while acting as responsible stewards of the land.

“It is an honor to maintain the long-standing tradition of representing Georgia on the Agriculture Committee where I am focused on working with our farmers, industry leaders, and consumers to keep Georgia’s agricultural tradition growing.”

Senator Perdue serves on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. He chairs the Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources.