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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue sees deadline on trade woes


July 5, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue addresses the crowd in Colfax Monday. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is at right.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers spoke to a crowd of Whitman County farmers and ag suppliers at the headquarters of McGregor Co. in Colfax Monday.

Perdue made the stop as part of a "Back to Our Roots" tour of northwest states and Alaska, visiting ag facilities and meeting with local leaders, farmers and foresters.

In the process, in Colfax, he told about a hundred people of a target date of Labor Day to tamp down recent trade and tariff concerns for U.S. agriculture.

First, after a lunch provided by the McGregor Co., the gathered took se...

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