ASBC Congratulates Secretary Vilsack on His Confirmation to Lead the United States Department of Agriculture.
Washington, D.C. — Today the American Sustainable Business Council congratulated Secretary Vilsack on his confirmation to lead the United States Department of Agriculture. ASBC’s Regenerative Agriculture and Justice Working Group brings together business leaders from industries throughout the agricultural value chain, advocacy organizations, and groups representing farmers, workers, and frontline communities to advance policy. “We stand ready to work with the incoming USDA administration to advance a more regenerative, just, and resilient food and agriculture system,” says ASBC President, David Levine.
Nearly fifty businesses and organizations collaborated through the Regenerative Agriculture and Justice Working Group to develop a set of recommendations shared with the Biden-Harris Transition team in December. Those recommendations were intended to direct the USDA to (1) maximize department support for regenerative agriculture, (2) address ongoing effects of historical injustice in the agricultural system, (3) build resilience throughout the agricultural value chain. More information on those recommendations can be found here: https://www.asbcouncil.org/post/united-states-department-agriculture-agency-review-team
“We encourage Secretary Vilsack and the USDA to implement these recommendations that were developed by a broad coalition of key stakeholders. Doing so will be vital for achieving President Biden’s Build Back America promises of combatting climate change and increasing the well-being of all Americans,” says Levine.