ADVISORY: Secretary Perdue in Canada FRIDAY

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ADVISORY: Secretary Perdue in Canada FRIDAY

(Washington, D.C., June 11, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be in Canada on Prince Edward Island on Friday, June 15th for a bilateral meeting with Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay. The Secretary and Minister will hold a media availability following their meeting and tour sites showcasing agriculture and seafood in the province and throughout the Atlantic region.

Secretary Perdue and Minister MacAulay Hold Media Availability
WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Minister MacAulay will hold a media availability following their bilateral meeting on opportunities to discuss further cooperation between Canada and the United States in agriculture.
WHEN: Friday, June 15th at 10:00 a.m. ADT
WHERE: Minister MacAulay’s farm, 6241 St. Peters, Highway 2, Midgell, PEI

Secretary Perdue and Minister MacAulay Tour Lobster Boat at Annandale Wharf
WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Minister MacAulay will tour a lobster boat and pull lobster traps to see the province’s seafood industry with Bobby Jenkins, President, PEI Fishermen’s Association.
WHEN: Friday, June 15th at 10:45 a.m. ADT
WHERE: Annandale Wharf, 274 Annandale Wharf Road, Cardigan, PEI

Secretary Perdue and Minister MacAulay Tour Rollo Bay Holdings
WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Minister MacAulay will tour Rollo Bay Holdings with potato growers and owners Ray and Alvin Keenan.
WHEN: Friday, June 15th at 2:30 p.m. ADT
WHERE: Rollo Bay Holdings, 677 Route 2, Souris, PEI

*NOTE: Media interested in covering these events must RSVP to AAFC Media relations at 1-866-345-7972 or mediar@agr.gc.ca prior to the events.

*NOTE: Secretary Perdue will hold a teleconference to discuss his trip to Canada with U.S. media on Friday, June 15th at 4:30 p.m. ET. Reporters wishing to participate must RSVP to press@oc.usda.gov by Wednesday, June 13th at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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