ASBC Congratulates Secretary Vilsack on His Confirmation to Lead the United States Department of Agriculture.

Media Release

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.  

The American Sustainable Business Network (ASBN) is a partner to businesses and the investor community to bring collective wisdom and public policy solutions to the systemic issues negatively impacting our society and planet. Founded through the merger of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and Social Venture Circle (SVC), ASBN rejects short-term thinking narrowly focused on just shareholder value in favor of a capitalism based on creating long-term value and being accountable to all stakeholders: owners, workers, families, community, environment, state, nation, and world. As a multi-issue, membership organization advocating on behalf of every business sector, size, and geography, ASBN and its association members collectively represent over 250,000 businesses across our networks.