On Tuesday, following the official swearing-in of Sonny Perdue as the new U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, President Trump held a roundtable discussion with 15 farmers that included Western Growers’ Board Member A.G. Kawamura. The discussion focused on the issues of agricultural trade, regulatory reform, rural investment and infrastructure, the Farm Bill, and agricultural labor.

Jeff Janas

Farmer Veteran Coalition, a national nonprofit organization that assists military veterans embarking on careers in agriculture, will host a Veteran Career Fair April 19, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Satellite Student Union aboard California State University, Fresno. The event provides a public platform to allow the Coalition to continue building on its mission to mobilize veterans to feed America, especially as the national unemployment rate among veterans continues to climb.

Jeff Janas

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