MOULTRIE, GA – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, David Perdue, today visited the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition to meet with Georgia’s farmers and agricultural community.
The Sunbelt Ag Expo is the nation’s largest farm show featuring agriculture’s newest ideas, technologies, and products. This year’s state spotlight, “Georgia Agriculture, Always in Season,” highlights the state’s diversity in agriculture.
“Georgia’s proud agricultural heritage was on full display at the Sunbelt Ag Expo from testing the latest farming technologies to cooking with Georgia grown products. I want to help Georgia’s farmers continue to produce and sell products that are Georgia grown and ensure that we remain an agricultural leader in the future,” said David Perdue.
Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black added, “While Michelle Nunn ranked rural issues dead last in her list of policy priorities, David is taking every opportunity to listen directly to the issues concerning local farmers. We need David fighting for Georgia’s farmers in the U.S. Senate.”
If elected, Perdue said he would seek to serve on the Senate Agricultural Committee in order to continue Georgia’s strong agricultural tradition, “Georgia’s agricultural community is our largest industry, and in the Senate, I hope to keep it growing.”
Perdue also weighed in on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed water rule, “I’ve seen what agriculture has done for our state, but imagine what we can accomplish if we remove burdensome regulations coming from Washington. Farmers have dealt with overreaching federal regulations for too long and the latest move by the EPA to take over water will hurt our entire agriculture industry in Georgia.”