Secretary Perdue’s Back to Our Roots tour to hit Washington, Idaho, Oregon & Alaska MONDAY through THURSDAY 

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Secretary Perdue’s Back to Our Roots tour to hit Washington, Idaho, Oregon & Alaska MONDAY through THURSDAY

(Washington, D.C., July 2, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will embark on his fifth Back to Our Roots tour beginning today, Monday, July 2nd through Thursday, July 5th across the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The tour will include stops in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska, where Secretary Perdue will meet with local farmers, producers and foresters, as well as business and community leaders. During various stops of the tour, Secretary Perdue will be joined by Governors Butch Otter and Kate Brown; Senator Lisa Murkowski; and Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Dan Newhouse, Greg Walden, and Jamie Herrera Beutler.

TODAY, Monday, July 2nd

WASHINGTON AND IDAHO

Secretary Perdue and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Attend Breakfast with Agriculture and Forestry Leaders
WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Rep. McMorris Rodgers meet with ag and forestry leaders. Following the event, the Secretary will hold a media availability.
WHEN: TODAY, Monday, July 2nd at 7:45 a.m. PDT
WHERE: The Spokane Club, 1002 West Riverside Avenue Spokane, Washington 99201

Secretary Perdue and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Participate in a Luncheon Conversation with Southern Washington Producers at the McGregor Company
WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Rep. McMorris Rodgers participate in a luncheon conversation with Southern Washington producers. Following the event, the Secretary will hold a media availability.
WHEN: TODAY, Monday, July 2nd at 11:00 a.m. PDT
WHERE: The McGregor Company, 401 Airport Road, Colfax, WA 99111

Secretary Perdue and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Tour Washington State University
WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Rep. McMorris Rodgers will tour Washington State University College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences. The tour will include the Plant Growth Facility, the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Ferdinand’s Creamery. Following the event, the Secretary will hold a media availability
WHEN: TODAY, Monday, July 2nd at 12:30 p.m. PDT
WHERE: Plant Growth Facility, 122 Wilson Boulevard, Pullman, WA 99163

Secretary Perdue and Governor Otter Visit the University of Idaho
WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Governor Otter will meet university leadership at the Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) before joining a presentation on the Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment (CAFÉ). They will then tour the Wildfire Combustion Lab. Following the event, the Secretary will hold a media availability
WHEN: TODAY, Monday, July 2nd at 2:15 p.m. PDT
WHERE: Integrated Research and Innovation Center at the University of Idaho, 685 South Line Street, Moscow, ID 83844

TUESDAY, July 3rd

WASHINGTON AND OREGON

Secretary Perdue and Representative Newhouse Attend Farm Bureau Breakfast Town Hall
WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Rep. Newhouse will participate in a Farm Bureau Breakfast town hall. Following the event, the Secretary will hold a media availability
WHEN: TUESDAY, July 3rd at 8:00 a.m. PDT
WHERE: Tagaris Winery and Taverna, 844 Tulip Lane, Richland, WA 99352

Secretary Perdue and Rep. Newhouse Tour Bale Breaker Brewing Company
WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Rep. Newhouse visit Bale Breaker Brewing Company where they will participate in a hops field tour and a working lunch. Following the event, the Secretary will hold a media availability
WHEN: TUESDAY, July 3rd at 11:15 a.m. PDT
WHERE: Tagaris Winery and Taverna, 844 Tulip Lane, Richland, WA 99352

Secretary Perdue and Rep. Greg Walden Tour Martin Farms
WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Rep. Walden will participate in a tour of Martin Farms. Following the event, the Secretary will hold a media availability
WHEN: TUESDAY, July 3rd at 2:30 p.m. PDT
WHERE: Martin Farms, 73154 Greenberry Road, Rufus, OR 97050

Secretary Perdue and Rep. Herrera Beutler Tour WKO Sawmill
WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Rep. Herrera Beutler will tour the WKO Sawmill. Following the event, the Secretary will hold a media availability
WHEN: TUESDAY, July 3rd at 4:45 p.m. PDT
WHERE: WKO Inc., 2022 Wind River Highway, Carson, WA 98610

Secretary Perdue, Gov. Brown, and Rep. Walden Participate in Fire Recovery Roundtable
WHAT: Secretary Perdue, Gov. Brown, and Rep. Walden will participate the Fire Recovery Roundtable at Eagle Creek Trailhead. Following the event, the Secretary will hold a media availability.
WHEN: TUESDAY, July 3rd 6:15 p.m. PDT
WHERE: Eagle Creek Trailhead, Cascade Locks, OR

WEDNESDAY, July 4th

Secretary Perdue Holds Roundtable Discussion at the Port of Vancouver
WHAT: Secretary Perdue will visit the Port of Vancouver for a roundtable discussion. Following the tour, the Secretary will hold a media availability.
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, July 4th at 9:30 a.m. PDT
WHERE: Port of Vancouver, 3103 NW Lower River Rd, Vancouver, WA 98660

Secretary Perdue Attends St. Paul Rodeo
WHAT: Secretary Perdue will attend the St. Paul Rodeo. During his visit, the Secretary will hold a media availability.
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, July 4th at 1:30 p.m. PDT
WHERE: St. Paul Rodeo Arena, 9612, 20025 4th St NE, St Paul, OR 97137

THURSDAY, July 5th

ALASKA

Secretary Perdue and Sen. Murkowski Participate in Prince of Wales Landscape Assessment Team Roundtable Luncheon
WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Sen. Murkowski participate in the Prince of Wales Landscape Assessment Team Roundtable Luncheon. Following the event, the Secretary will hold a media availability.
WHEN: Thursday, July 5th at 12:00 p.m. ADT
WHERE: Prince of Wales Vocational and Trade School, 6565 Boundary Road, Klawock, AK 99925

Secretary Perdue and Sen. Murkowski Visit Viking Lumber Company
WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Sen. Murkowski participate in a riding and walking tour of Viking Lumber Company. Following the event, the Secretary will hold a media availability.
WHEN: Thursday, July 5th at 1:40 p.m. ADT
WHERE: Viking Lumber Company, Craig Klawock Highway, Craig, AK 99921

Secretary Perdue and Sen. Murkowski Visit Old Growth Stand
WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Sen. Murkowski will meet with USFS Silviculturist Sheila Spores. Following the event, the Secretary will hold a media availability.
WHEN: Thursday, July 5th at 3:15 p.m. ADT
WHERE: Control Lake, Via Cutthroat or Steelhead Road

Secretary Perdue and Sen. Murkowski Visit Young Growth Stand
WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Sen. Murkowski will visit Young Growth Stand with USFS Silviculturist Sheila Spores. Following the event, the Secretary will hold a media availability.
WHEN: Thursday, July 5th at 4:40 p.m. ADT
WHERE: 3012 Road Rio Beaver Area, Thorne Bay, AK

Secretary Perdue and Sen. Murkowski Visit Goose Creek Mills
WHAT: Secretary Perdue and Sen. Murkowski will visit Goose Creek Mills to meet with small, family-owned mills. Following the event, the Secretary will hold a media availability.
WHEN: Thursday, July 5th at 5:35 p.m. ADT
WHERE: Goose Creek Mills, Near South Thorne Bay Road and Salt Chuck Mine Road, Thorne Bay, AK

*NOTE: Media interested in covering any of these events must RSVP to press prior to the event.

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