GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spent his Thursday in Michigan.
The former Georgia governor visited agriculture production facilities, including a turkey processing plant in Grand Rapids.
Perdue said he wants to see first-hand what challenges and needs growers and producers face. He talked about why it is important to hear from farmers across the country.
“That’s why we’re here in Michigan, obviously to learn about all the different specialty crops as we consider the farm bill coming up that Congress will be writing here shortly,” he said. “They look to (the) USDA to give them advice and council over that.”