Jun 10, 2020
Secretary of Agriculture Perdue to visit Idaho, Montana, Washington this week

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be in Washington and Idaho on Thursday, June 11 to participate in a Farmers to Families Food Box event with Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers followed by a Forestry Roundtable with Idaho Governor Brad Little and Representative Russ Fulcher.

Sec. Sonny Perdue

On Friday, June 12, Secretary Perdue will sign a shared stewardship memo announcing a blueprint to modernize the USDA Forest Service and speak at a forestry event with Senator Steve Daines. USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program is partnering with regional and local distributors, whose workforces have been significantly impacted by the closure of many restaurants, hotels, and other food service entities, to purchase $3 billion in fresh produce, dairy, and meat and deliver boxes to Americans in need. USDA has distributed more than five million food boxes in support of American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Washington

  • WHAT: Secretary Perdue will participate in a Farmers to Families Food Box Event at Eat Good Café with Representative McMorris Rodgers. Secretary Perdue will participate in a tour and food box demonstration. Following the event, the Secretary will hold a media availability.
  • WHEN: 1:50 p.m. PT Thursday, June 11
  • WHERE: Eat Good Café, 24001 E Mission Ave., Liberty Lake, WA 99019

Idaho

  • WHAT: Secretary Perdue will visit the Athol Mill and hold a forestry roundtable with Governor Little and Representative Fulcher. Following the event, Secretary Perdue will hold a media availability.
  • WHEN: 3:50 p.m. PT Thursday, June 11
  • WHERE: Idaho Forest Group Athol Mill, 5400 ID-54, Athol, ID 83801

Montana

  • WHAT: Secretary Perdue will sign a shared stewardship memo announcing a blueprint to modernize the USDA Forest Service and speak at a forestry event with Senator Daines. Following the event, Secretary Perdue will hold a media availability.
  • WHEN: 10:30 a.m. MT Friday, June 12
  • WHERE: Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, 5765 W Broadway St., Missoula, MT 59808





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