04.27.18

Senator David Perdue Holds Farm Bill Round Table Discussion

ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) holds a round table discussion about the 2018 Farm Bill at the University of Georgia’s College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences in Tifton, Georgia. The discussion was moderated by Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and attended by Georgia farmers and industry leaders.  

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“Agriculture is Georgia’s largest economic driver and the lifeblood of our country. Growing up working on my family’s farm, I saw firsthand that agriculture is a way of life for many Georgians,” said Senator Perdue, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee. “It was great to have Commissioner Black in Tifton today as we heard directly from our farmers about their needs and the challenges they face. Georgia is shaping agriculture on a national scale so their input is central to developing a farm bill that will contribute to a safer, stronger, and more successful industry.”

“We are appreciative of the leadership shown by Senator Perdue during this Farm Bill and feel confident that our farmer’s voices will be heard in Washington thanks to outreach efforts such as today’s listening session,” said Commissioner Black. “As trade remains a leading concern for the agricultural sector, I know it is also on the top of the Senator’s mind as he continues to fight for fair access for our producers across the globe.”  

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.