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Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue visits Grimmway Farms in Arvin as part of California visit

Posted at 4:00 PM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 19:03:24-05

After visiting with local agriculture experts in Kern County, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is ready to share what he learned with the President.

Perdue was in Kern County on Monday as part of a two-day trip in California. He met with farmers and producers of Grimmway Farms during a stop in Arvin.

Secretary Perdue toured Grimmway's carrot plant and hosted a roundtable discussion with Congressman David Valadao.

During the discussion, Secretary Perdue talked about the Farm Bill the President is working on next year. 

Secretary Perdue started his day Monday at 23ABC doing an exclusive interview with morning anchor, Mike Hart. 

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

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