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South Georgia farmer speaks at Washington agriculture hearing

Sen. David Perdue stands for a picture with Ronnie Lee. Sen. David Perdue stands for a picture with Ronnie Lee.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WALB) -

A South Georgia farmer highlighted the impact of farm policy to a U.S. Senate committee Tuesday, introduced by Sen. David Perdue.

Ronnie Lee of Bronwood spoke as an expert at the hearing. Lee is a cotton, peanut, wheat, corn, soybean, pecan, and cattle producer.

"As I traveled across the great state of Georgia, I met with Mr. Lee and other family farmers who lead our agriculture communities," said Senator Perdue in a release. "Washington should draw on their wealth of knowledge and their experiences in the field. Their voice and concerns are critical as we discuss the importance of the farm bill and other agricultural issues that impact our farmers directly."

"Our industries believe that sound farm policy is essential to the economic viability of the cotton and peanut industries," Ronnie Lee said. "It is critical that U.S. farm policy is designed and implemented to provide a sound foundation for agriculture production."

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