FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2022
Contact: Lyndsey Medsker
Lmedsker@nfudc.org, (202) 557-5328
Calls the effort, “A great step towards a more secure food supply chain and a fair agricultural economy”
WASHINGTON, DC – In a speech today at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the framework for a broad effort to transform our nation’s food system.
NFU President Rob Larew was in attendance at the event and issued the following statement:
”Farmers Union members have long known the importance of a strong and resilient food supply and a fair agricultural economy. Today’s announcement by Secretary Vilsack about how the USDA will work to transform the food system is a great step towards those ends. NFU will work collaboratively with USDA to inform this transformative process.”
“Farmers Union members are ready and able to help confront the big challenges of our time— making agriculture markets more fair and competitive, breaking down barriers to healthy food, reinvigorating our communities, and addressing the climate crisis.”
Through its Fairness for Farmers campaign, NFU has been working to bring many of the issues discussed today into the national spotlight, including broadening market opportunities, expanding processing capabilities, and addressing supply chain vulnerabilities.
National Farmers Union advocates on behalf of more than 200,000 American farm families and their communities. We envision a world in which farm families and their communities are respected, valued, and enjoy economic prosperity and social justice.