Government officials recently made a stop at an Alabama university to hear concerns from those who may use farm equipment in the poultry industry.
Both Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Attorney General Eric Holder made an appearance at Alabama A&M to field questions and concerns from poultry producers regarding competition and other issues. The stop is part of a tour being taken by the federal government in an effort to gauge issues in the agricultural industry.
Holder said that suggestions from members of the industry are a valuable tool in making sure regulations are being implemented properly.
"They will also enable us to be more effective advocates for competition," Holder said.
This is not the first tour taken up by federal officials regarding the state of agriculture and the rural communities that support it. Last year, members of the government traveled across the country to field questions about solving broadband issues being faced by remote areas of the nation.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has taken steps since then to provide funds to improve the broadband capabilities of farming communities in the nation.