(Salt Lake City, Utah, May 22, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today stepped foot in Utah making it his 50th state visited since becoming Secretary just over two years ago. Since then, he has traveled more than 100,000 miles, held nearly 200 townhall discussions and visited nearly 100 farms across the country listening to America’s farmers, ranchers, foresters and producers.
“It is my honor and privilege to serve America’s farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers as they work to feed and clothe the world. Getting out of Washington, D.C. and connecting with the people of American agriculture is one of my favorite parts of the job. All across our great nation is where American ingenuity, strong character, and the wisdom to build strong families and communities shines. President Trump has such an affection for America’s farmers and ranchers because of their values and ingenuity,” said Secretary Perdue. “On every visit to every community, I discover new ideas and methods, listen to issues people are facing, and I take them back with me to make changes to better serve our customers.”
Throughout his travels, Secretary Perdue has met with a number of folks who have had specific problems when it comes to working with the federal government. The Secretary has taken those concerns back to Washington, D.C. and has worked to deliver concrete solutions to the problems facing farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers.