U.S. Secretary of Agriculture visits Nebraska

Published: Sep. 4, 2020 at 9:28 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 4, 2020 at 9:03 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue paid a visit to Nebraska on Friday, making stops in Lincoln and Omaha and taking part in a panel discussion.

Perdue signed a Shared Stewardship Agreement with Gov. Pete Ricketts, tour parts of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as well as a Certified Piedmontese facility, and make a visit to Food Bank for the Heartland in Omaha.

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The stewardship agreement, between the USDA Forest Service and the State of Nebraska, focuses on shared stewardship, according to the news release, and establishes a framework for federal and state agencies to maintain forest management, add collaboration, and respond to ecological challenges in Nebraska.

At UNL, Perdue will tour the Plant Innovation and Food Innovation complexes before participating in an Ag Innovation Panel hosted by UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green. Following the panel, Perdue was planning to visit the Certified Piedmontese facility before heading to Omaha.

Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb issued a response to Perdue’s visit to Lincoln:

“Secretary Perdue, who insulted farmers by calling them ‘whiners,’ has done nothing but promote Donald Trump’s failed trade agenda and ineffective coronavirus response while in office as farmers across the state face crisis after crisis. Nebraskans are hungry for real leadership and look forward to replacing Donald Trump and Sonny Perdue with leaders who stand up for working people.”

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