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Agriculture Secretary Perdue visiting Colorado on four-state tour

Author: Associated Press - May 15, 2018 - Updated: May 15, 2018

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue speaks with reporters after testifying on the FY2019 USDA budget request, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is visiting Colorado as part of a tour highlighting Trump administration priorities on support for farmers and food stamps.

The four-state tour began in New Mexico on Monday as House Republicans on Capitol Hill push for a five-year renewal of federal farm and nutrition policy.

On Tuesday, Perdue is set to tour Food Maven, a food distribution center in Colorado Springs, then meet with vegetable growers in Brighton to talk about labor issues and visit cheesemaker Leprino Foods’ facility in Greeley.

Then, Perdue is scheduled to stop in Fort Collins to visit his agency’s storage and research facility for endangered plants, seed and genetic material for livestock before heading to Wyoming.

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Associated Press