The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture is pitching the 2018 farm bill to local agriculture workers and industry representatives.

Kathy Whyte/WNBF News [file][/caption]Secretary Sonny Perdue was in Chenango County May 29 and met with Choboni employees and others, hosted by U.S. Congressman Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica).

Purdue cautions that as milk prices increase, farms have to be careful not to overproduce.

Purdue also touched on immigration, the trade war with China and federal assistance in disasters during his roundtable discussion in New Berlin.