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Briefing by Perdue and senior USDA officials on plans to assist farmers impacted by illegal retaliation

-USDA

This afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and senior officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will hold an off-camera, on-the-record briefing regarding USDA's plans to assist farmers in response to trade disruptions from illegal retaliation. The briefing will be conducted via conference call at 1:30 p.m. (EDT), and the information will be embargoed until the conclusion of the call. Please find the dial-in information below. The number of lines are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please limit to one per outlet.

Participants:

Secretary Perdue

Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach

USDA's Chief Economist Rob Johannson

USDA's Trade Counsel to the Secretary Jason Hafemeister

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USDA's Assistant Deputy Administrator for Farm Programs Brad Karmen

Participant Dial-In: (800) 857-9832