Aug 21, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Perdue makes stops in west Michigan, northern Indiana

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Michigan, with Representatives Bill Huizenga and Fred Upton on Aug. 21 to visit Crossroads Blueberry Farm and Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes, a partner in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Farmers to Families Food Box Program, which has distributed over 65 million food boxes in support of American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Perdue also planned to hold an agriculture and manufacturing town hall at CTB Inc. in Milford, Indiana, with Representative Jackie Walorski and Indiana Director of Agriculture Bruce Kettler.

Perdue and Huizenga toured Crossroads Blueberry Farms and participated in an agricultural roundtable discussion in West Olive.

Perdue even took the time to take his first attempt at navigating an Oxbo mechanical blueberry harvester.

– Gary Pullano, FGN Managing Editor




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