U.S. Department of Agriculture: Agency Review Team


ASBC recently met with the Agency Review Team supporting the Department of Agriculture through the White House transition to discuss key issue areas of advocacy from ASBC’s Regenerative Agriculture and Farm Justice Working Group. Topline issues discussed included maximizing USDA support for regenerative and organic agriculture, ensuring equity in USDA program access, addressing the USDA’s historic injustices, and building resilience throughout the agricultural value chain. We heard from a wide range of experts in our community: 

  • Alisa Gravtiz – Green America 
  • Avi Garbow – Patagonia 
  • Rick Clark – Farmer
  • Aria McLauchlan – Land Core 
  • Aaron Newton – Steward 
  • Megan Debates – Organic Trade Association
  • Juan Garcia – National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association 
  • Wizipan Little Elk – Rosebud Sioux Economic Development Corporation