04-24-17 USCA Welcomes Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

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USCA Welcomes Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

(WASHINGTON) –United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) President Kenny Graner issued the following statement on the confirmation of Sonny Perdue to the position of Secretary of Agriculture:

“On behalf of the USCA membership, and cattle producers across the country, we wish to officially welcome Sonny Perdue as the Secretary of Agriculture.”

“USCA has continued its work since the November election and is eager to engage with Secretary Perdue and his staff on a number of issues facing the U.S. livestock industry.  Our industry continues to face challenges both domestically and internationally: trade remains a critical issue as we look to expand our markets back in to China, while simultaneously facing food safety issues out of Brazil; consumers are demanding clear origin labeling and competition and true price discovery in our markets must once again be achieved.”

“The list of issues facing our industry is long, but we stand ready to work with Secretary Perdue and his staff to ensure U.S. cattle producers are provided a fair and competitive marketplace.  USCA is confident that Secretary Perdue will be a strong voice for America’s agriculture industry and our rural communities and commends Congress and the Administration on this critical confirmation.”

 

Established in March 2007, USCA is committed to concentrating its efforts in Washington, D.C. to enhance and expand the cattle industry’s voice on Capitol Hill.  USCA has a full-time presence in Washington, giving cattle producers across the country a strong influence on policy development.  For more information go to www.uscattlemen.org