USDA pushes for equity in agriculture at regional meeting

May 17, 2024


The USDA held a regional equity convening in Georgia to discuss the recommendations of the Equity Commission Final Report. Secretary Vilsack emphasized the department's commitment to equity in farmer access to programs, climate-smart practices, and resources. Stakeholders learned about USDA's efforts to address past injustices and build a more inclusive agricultural future.

The convening included discussions on the Equity Commission report, climate-smart agriculture practices, and resources for the next generation of farmers. Participants also explored USDA's action plans to address the report's recommendations.

Following the Equity Commission's report, USDA has taken steps to implement its recommendations and ensure equitable access to resources. The department's updated Equity Action Plan outlines its commitment to serving underserved communities.

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