U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be in Clewiston and Orlando today to meet Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and other Florida officials to assess crop damage from Hurricane Irma.
Perdue, Putnam, Rubio and U.S. Reps. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, and Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami will meet with agriculture industry officials for a roundtable discussion at Southern Garden Citrus in Clewiston late this morning.
The officials are expected to take an aerial tour to inspect damage.
Perdue, Putnam and Rubio are also scheduled to discuss their findings this afternoon in Orlando.
Representatives of the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative and Florida Crystals said last week they had not yet determined how much damage Irma inflicted on this year’s sugar cane crop, which is scheduled for harvest beginning next month.