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U.S. Secretary of Ag makes stop at MSU to speak to students

Posted at 12:46 PM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 11:35:37-04

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture visited the campus of Michigan State on Tuesday.

Sonny Perdue, kicked off his "Back To Our Roots" RV tour by hearing from local farmers, students of agriculture, researchers, and more in East Lansing.

"As always, our 'Back to our Roots' RV tour is an opportunity to get out of Washington, D.C. to hear directly from the American people in the agriculture community," Secretary Perdue said. "While Congress continues its work on the Farm Bill, rural prosperity, and many other agriculture priorities, USDA stands ready to assist in any way possible and to be a voice for America's farmers, ranchers, producers, and foresters."

The secretary had breakfast with students and faculty at MSU's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Following the meal, there was a tour of the school's agriculture research lab.

The RV tour goes from Tuesday to Friday with stops in Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky.