US ag secretary visits Wyoming during 4-state tour

United States Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, left, and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez listen to farm and ranch business leaders in Santa Fe, N.M., on Monday, May 14, 2018, in the New Mexico state Capitol. Stakes are high for New Mexico as Congress considers a so-called farm bill that could include new work and job training requirements for food stamps. Perdue also heard concern about President Donald Trump's hard-line stance on immigration enforcement and the U.S. trade deficit with China. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is visiting Wyoming on Wednesday and is scheduled to take part in a pair of discussions on workforce training and agriculture in Cheyenne.

The visit is part of a four-state tour Perdue is on to highlight Trump administration priorities on support for farmers and food stamps.

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Perdue began the tour in New Mexico on Monday followed by stops in Colorado. He is scheduled to head to Nebraska after the Wyoming visit.

In Wyoming, Perdue was scheduled to participate in a roundtable discussion in Cheyenne with the Climb Wyoming workforce training program for women and then take part in another roundtable discussion with the Wyoming Stock Growers Association and other agriculture interests.

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