Videographer: Ira Quillen
Campbell Co., VA - Former 5th District Congressman Tom Perriello was in the region Wednesday on a dairy farm in Campbell County.
Perriello toured the Seven Oaks farm in Rustburg to see the dairy operation and hear concerns from farmers.
It is all part of the Obama administration's program of investments to aid the state's farmers and ranchers.
Perriello says the key to success is putting them in a position to export more.
"We want to see more of those exports. The investments we've made in helping over 30,000 small and medium size businesses get loan support in rural communities across America is part of that investment in the next generation of jobs in rural communities," he said.
Republican Senator Bill Stanley is weighing in saying President Obama promised the Southside he would remember its people.
Stanley says it's clear the president hasn't lived up to his promises and is "out of touch with the everyday struggles of its residents."