02.24.15

Senator David Perdue Introduces Georgia Farmer In First Agriculture Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today discussed the impact of Washington’s policies on the agricultural community in both Georgia and around the country. Senator Perdue introduced one of the hearing witnesses, Ronnie Lee from Bronwood, Georgia. Lee is a cotton, peanut, wheat, corn, soybean, pecan, and cattle producer. Lee spoke to the committee about the important impact of farm policy.

“As I traveled across the great state of Georgia, I met with Mr. Lee and other family farmers who lead our agriculture communities,” said Senator Perdue. “Washington should draw on their wealth of knowledge and their experiences in the field. Their voice and concerns are critical as we discuss the importance of the farm bill and other agricultural issues that impact our farmers directly.”

“Our industries believe that sound farm policy is essential to the economic viability of the cotton and peanut industries,” said Ronnie Lee. “It is critical that U.S. farm policy is designed and implemented to provide a sound foundation for agriculture production.”

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