During a two-day tour of California, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue sat down with Tulare County industry leaders to discuss issues facing local farmers.
The secretary toured HMC Farms in Kingsburg before sitting down with leaders from local dairy, citrus, nut and stonefruit companies and Representative David Valadao (R-Hanford).
“There’s no way to sense what’s going on on the ground. You can’t read about it, you can’t really watch television and understand what it is,” Perdue told those in the meeting. “It’s really important for me to be out here. We call them listening sessions because that’s really what they are.”