A big ag agenda ahead of the returning Secretary of Agriculture, we’re turning to his soundbites to highlight his ‘Urgent & Important’ to-do list items…
“There’s an opportunity for us to create new market incentives for soil health, for carbon sequestration, for methane capture and reuse. It has to be structured and devised and designed in a way in which the principal beneficiaries are farmers.“
Trade [Ahem, China, ahem]
“The good news is – China seems to be living up to its responsibilities. The bad news is: At any point in time, because of the complex nature of the China-U.S. relationship, things can happen that might affect those purchases.”
*Noting the current state of China’s commitment to importing $173.1 billion in ag goods despite pandemic headwinds.
“We need to take a much deeper dive into USDA programs to determine if they contain systemic racism or barriers — intentional or unintentional — that make it difficult for people to access programs.”