U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue presented President Donald Trump the findings of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to President at the 2018 American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.
“While the task force worked tirelessly to identify solutions to the problems plaguing our rural communities, there is more work ahead,” Perdue said. “No doubt, rural America has struggled under burdensome regulations with no voice in Washington, but under President Trump’s leadership, and with the work of this task force, we can turn that around and restore rural prosperity once and for all.”
On April 25, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the task force “to ensure the informed exercise of regulatory authority that impacts agriculture and rural communities.” As Secretary of Agriculture, Perdue served as the task force’s chairman and identified over 100 recommendations to help improve life in rural America. The recommendations centered around these five areas: E-Connectivity, Quality of Life, Rural Workforce, Technology, and Economic Development.
Perdue traveled to 30 states, held two RV Tours covering over 2,200 miles. Click HERE to read the Rural Prosperity Task Force Report in its entirety.