U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is traveling to Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire for the 2nd “Back to Our Roots” Tour to gather input on the 2018 Farm Bill and increasing rural prosperity. Along the way, Perdue will meet with farmers, ranchers, foresters, producers, students, governors, Members of Congress, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) employees, and other stakeholders.
This second RV Tour will feature stops in three states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. For social media purposes, Secretary Perdue’s Twitter account (@SecretarySonny) will be using the hashtag #BackToOurRoots.
Stops along the RV tour include a listening session on the Farm Bill at 2:30 p.m. today. At 5 p.m. Perdue will tour the Lindt and Sprungli Chocolate Factory in Stratham, NH.
On Friday, September 1st the tour continues in New Hampshire with a stop at the Lef Hydroponic Farm and then to an Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Task Force listening session in Wolfeboro. That will be followed by a searing in ceremony for the U.S. Forest Service's new Chief, Tony Tooke in Albany.