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Perdue Concludes RV Tour in Nebraska Today
Nebraska Ag Connection - 05/17/2018

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be in Nebraska Thursday to join Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Director of Agriculture Steve Wellman on a tour of Ackerman Ag Service and Supply. Following the tour, the Secretary and Governor will participate in a discussion on rural issues with local agriculture leaders.

Perdue embarked on his fourth "Back to Our Roots" tour to hear ideas and concerns from local farmers, ranchers, producers, foresters, agriculture students, business owners, community leaders, and USDA employees. The tour will last through Thursday and included stops in New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska.

Throughout different segments of the tour, Secretary Perdue has been joined by joined by Governor Susana Martinez (NM), Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte (NM), Agriculture Commissioner Don Brown (CO), Agriculture Director Doug Miyamoto (WY), and American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall.

This is Secretary Perdue's fourth "Back to Our Roots" tour since taking office just over a year ago. On his first tour in August 2017, Perdue toured Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana. In September, Perdue traveled on his second tour to Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Perdue visited Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky during his third tour in early April.

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