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MADISON – Wisconsin Farm Bureau President Jim Holte hosted U.S. Secretary Sonny Perdue on his farm for a private event Friday, Aug. 4.

In attendance were more than 40 Farm Bureau members, Senator Ron Johnson, Congressman Sean Duffy and representatives from various commodity groups.  

Holte released the following statement following the event on Friday: 

“Thank you to Secretary Perdue for taking time to talk with the people who are impacted most by Washington’s decisions. His ‘Back to Our Roots’ tour gave many Wisconsin farmers a chance to explain the realities they are facing day-to-day.  

During our time with Secretary Perdue we discussed Wisconsin’s overall agricultural economy, dairy, trade, farm succession planning, immigration and rural broadband.  

Our deepest appreciation goes to Secretary Perdue for meeting with us today and representing rural America in D.C.

The conversation we had today truly was like sitting down with an old farming friend.” 

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