03.22.18

Senator David Perdue Recognizes National & Georgia Ag Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement recognizing National Agriculture Week, March 18-24, and Georgia Agriculture Awareness Week, March 19-23:

“Thank you to all of our farmers and growers for feeding our state and country. Agriculture is Georgia’s number one economic driver. I grew up working on my family’s farm with my cousin, Sonny, where we learned that agriculture is a business, lifestyle, and proud family tradition for many Georgians. This National Agriculture Week, Georgia is proud to have two of our own, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, leading the charge for farmers, ranchers, and landowners across the country. We also celebrate Georgia agriculture and the industry’s many accomplishments under the leadership of Gary Black. Thanks to their efforts, we are finally undoing years of bad policies and getting Washington out of the way and off the land of Georgia’s farmers.”

Background

  • This month, Senator Perdue took action to preserve important loans used by farmers to start and grow their operations.
  • Senator Perdue recently met with Georgia Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers to discuss the upcoming farm bill and Georgia’s agricultural priorities.
  • In November, Senator Perdue held a round table discussion with Georgia farmers and industry leaders.

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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.