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U.S. Ag Secretary Perdue On Farm Workforce, Water & NAFTA
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
Published 6 years ago on
February 15, 2018

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is on a West Coast tour.
On Tuesday (Feb. 13), he visited the World Ag Expo in Tulare, answering questions during a Town Hall. He then spoke with GV Wire, for the latest in our “Take 5” series.
Among the subjects Perdue discussed:

  • The future of NAFTA.
  • His thoughts on impending immigration bills and ensuring a reliable farm workforce.
  • Delivering on the Trump campaign’s promise for more water to Valley farmers.
  • Regulations that he says should be repealed.
  • And, his surprising answer as to who has better peaches: his home state of Georgia or Fresno County (where it is a Top 10 crop).

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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