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Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue talks to 23ABC ahead of scheduled roundtable with local farmers in Arvin

Discussion targeting rollback of regulations
Posted at 1:41 PM, Nov 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-06 16:50:41-05

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was in Kern County this morning for a round table discussion with local ag producers at Grimmway Farm in Arvin.

The meeting centered on the future of farming legislation, including the Trump administration's move to rollback regulations.

'Secretary Sonny', as he is known on his twitter page, stopped by the 23ABC studios this morning for a live interview during the 6am news on Monday.

Perdue spoke about a variety of topics, including farm labor, trade agreements and the US Forest Service response to the California wildfires.

You can see the whole interview right here.

Perdue said he'll be making a return visit sometime in the spring during planting season.