Hoeven to Host Agriculture Secretary Perdue in North Dakota on Saturday, April 27

Senator Bringing Secretary to State to Receive Input on Farm Bill Implementation, Trade Negotiations & Additional Commodity Purchases, Highlight Local Innovations in Ag Production

FARGO, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that he will be hosting Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in the Red River Valley on Saturday, April 27. Hoeven, who served on the farm bill conference committee, is bringing the secretary to North Dakota so he can receive input from local farmers and ranchers on the implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill as well as to outline the need for a prompt resolution to trade negotiations and additional commodity purchases. The senator will also highlight new innovations in agriculture production for Perdue during the visit. Full details of the visit will be released next week.

“Our farmers and ranchers are facing real challenges right now, so it is all the more important that Secretary Perdue hears from producers firsthand on how best to implement the farm bill and address trade uncertainty, both by wrapping up negotiations and securing more commodity purchases,” Hoeven said. “We are also seeing many exciting developments for our tech sector in the Red River Valley and across North Dakota, which bring new opportunities in agriculture. We will highlight these efforts for Secretary Perdue and work to leverage the USDA’s programs to realize the benefits of new innovations for our farmers.”