WASHINGTON, D.C. (LEARFIELD)  —  Congressman Collin Peterson discussed the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday with U-S-D-A Secretary Sonny Perdue.

The House Agriculture Committee chair said he spoke by phone with Secretary Perdue about what farmers and producers need nationally as well as what he’s hearing from Minnesotans.

He says they talked about “volatility in the commodity markets, particularly for our livestock and poultry industries, the bleak conditions for dairy farmers and the status of our food supply chain.”

He also unveiled the Ag committee’s COVID-19 resource page with information and resources for those affected by the pandemic.

The website is: https://agriculture.house.gov/covid19/