Advisory: Secretary Perdue in New York City TODAY

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Secretary Perdue in New York City TODAY and Tomorrow

(Washington, D.C., September 26, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be in New York City today and tomorrow, Thursday, September 27th. Secretary Perdue will ring the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange, visit the Central Park Zoo, and participate in The Wall Street Journal Global Food Forum.

Secretary Perdue to ring the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange

WHAT: Secretary Perdue will ring the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange. He will be joined by farmers, ranchers, producers, and industry leaders he has met while travelling across the country as Secretary.

WHEN: TODAY, Wednesday, September 26th beginning at 4:00pm ET

WHERE: The New York Stock Exchange, 11 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005

*NOTE: This event is by invitation only but will be livestreamed on the NYSE website.

Secretary Perdue to visit the Central Park Zoo

WHAT: Secretary Perdue will visit the Central Park Zoo to meet with USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service employees and tour the zoo. Following the visit, Secretary Perdue will participate in a media availability.

WHEN: Thursday, September 27th beginning at 10:35am ET

WHERE: Central Park Zoo, East 64th St and 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10021

* NOTE: Media interested in attending this event must RSVP to press@oc.usda.gov by Wednesday, September 26th at 5:00pm ET.

Secretary Perdue to participate in the Wall Street Journal Global Food Forum conversation

WHAT: Secretary Perdue will participate in an on-stage interview with Gerard Baker, Editor at large of the Wall Street Journal, followed by a brief Q&A discussion moderated by John Bussey, Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal.

WHEN: Thursday, September 27th beginning at 5:10pm ET

WHERE: InterContinental New York Barclay, 111 East 48th Street, New York, NY 10017

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