SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE TOURING STATE
WHITE HALL, Ala. (AP) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Congresswoman Terri Sewell will be touring parts of Alabama to promote the state’s rural small businesses and community infrastructure.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Vilsack will attend an event on Wednesday morning celebrating the groundbreaking of a wastewater treatment facility in White Hall. The facility received $1,136,000 in funding from USDA programs and will serve 57 residential and 3 commercial customers locally.
USDA spokeswoman Adriane S. Brown says in an email that after the groundbreaking ceremony, Vilsack and Sewell will make stops in Greensboro, Linden and Selma.
Brown says that during the afternoon, the two officials will tour Greensboro’s Kyser County Farm. The farm received a $198,520 grant provided through the USDA’s Rural Energy for American Program.