Agriculture Secretary Perdue Visits Washington State University
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges - Jul 24, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited another AAVMC member institution on Monday, July 2 when he spent time touring Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Perdue met with WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Dean and AAVMC Board-member Dr. Brian Slinker as part of the visit. He discussed a variety of issues while on site, including the status of the Farm Bill, the need for greater food productivity and security. Perdue's trip coincides with tensions within the nation's agricultural community concerning the impact of tariffs being levied or threatened by the Trump Administration. Perdue also told audiences how much he enjoys visiting various areas of the country to learn more about the agricultural industry in various sectors of the country.