Today’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. The first two cuts are the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue. The third cut includes Sledge Taylor, a cotton producer, ginner, and former National Cotton Council Chairman from Como, Mississippi and Secretary Perdue.
Suggested Introduction 1:
On a visit to Tennessee to announce a $2.8 million-dollar investment in high-speed broadband infrastructure, the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, made a stop at Agricenter International in Memphis to visit with the west Tennessee agriculture community. Secretary Perdue discussed a number of issues with the group, and he also talked about the ongoing trade dispute with China and how it impacts Mid-South cotton farmers.
Suggested Introduction 2:
The Secretary also talked about the importance of revising the H-2A visa program for producers.
Suggested Introduction 3:
Sledge Taylor, a cotton producer, ginner and former NCC Chairman from Como, Mississippi, had the opportunity to ask the secretary about cotton and how it fits in to the ongoing trade negotiations with China.