TODAY: Secretary Perdue and USDA Officials to Hold Press Call Reg arding Assistance for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation

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TODAY: Secretary Perdue and USDA Officials to Hold Press Call Regarding Assistance for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation

(Washington, D.C., August 27, 2018) – Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue; U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretaries Greg Ibach, Ted McKinney, and Bill Northey; and other USDA staff will hold an off-camera, on-the-record briefing regarding USDA’s specific plans to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations. The briefing will be conducted via conference call beginning at 1:00pm ET, and the information will be embargoed until the conclusion of the call. The number of lines are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please limit to one per outlet

*NOTE: You must RSVP to press by TODAY, Monday, August 27th at 12:00pm ET to receive the dial in information for this call. The number of lines are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis – please limit to one per outlet.

Participants:

  • U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue
  • Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Greg Ibach
  • Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, Ted McKinney
  • Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation, Bill Northey
  • USDA’s Chief Economist, Dr. Rob Johannson
  • USDA’s Trade Counsel to the Secretary, Jason Hafemeister
  • USDA’s Assistant Deputy Administrator for Farm Programs, Brad Karmen

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