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PERDUE: ‘WE KNOW IT’S TOUGH OUT THERE’

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the current state of the rural economy leaves farmers “vulnerable to market disruptions – including illegal retaliatory tariffs and disasters.” “What you have done in this farm bill and previous farm bills, I think, has been a great safety net, with crop insurance, to enable our farmers to be better risk managers,” Perdue told the U.S. House Agriculture Committee Wednesday. (FarmWeekNow.com)

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