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U.S. Agriculture Secretary visits farm in Nottingham on Wednesday

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Posted at 12:22 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 12:27:15-04

NOTTINGHAM, Md. — Sonny Perdue, the United States Secretary of Agriculture, will be in Maryland on Wednesday for the second time in three months to promote the Federal Government's Families Food Box Program.

Following a morning trip to a pork processing plant in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, Perdue will head over to Bowery Farming in Nottingham for a 2:45 p.m. tour.

The initiative aims to financially support food distributors and suppliers most impacted by the forced closures of restaurants and other related businesses, while also helping out families in need of food.

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Back in May, Perdue joined Governor Larry Hogan and first daughter Ivanka Trump in Laurel at Coastal Sunbelt Produce, who was awarded a $4,540,000 federal contract to source and deliver fruit and vegetable boxes to Baltimore City Food Banks and the Brighter Bites organization.