Agriculture

Ag Secretary Perdue to host town hall in Los Banos

Sonny Perdue, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, is returning to the San Joaquin Valley next week to host a town hall meeting.

Perdue, the former Governor of Georgia, is heading to the Merced County Fairgrounds on Friday, June 28, in Los Banos to meet with the local ag community.

The town hall meeting will run one hour, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Germino Building.

The Ag Secretary has hosted a number of similar town hall meetings around the country. During the 2018 World Ag Expo, Perdue hosted a similar meeting following the opening ceremonies.

Since joining the Trump administration, Perdue has made frequent visits to California’s agricultural heartland, regularly meeting with farmers amid international trade battles and legislative wrangling to approve the 2018 Farm Bill.

RSVP is required to attend Perdue’s Los Banos town hall and may be sent to Lillie Brady at lillie.brady@usda.gov.

Alex Tavlian
Alex Tavlian is the Executive Editor of The San Joaquin Valley Sun and Executive Director of Valley Future Foundation. You can reach Alex at alex.tavlian@sjvsun.com.