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FEATURE: TACKLING THE SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE
be quite welcome and also some stronger support from
the government in terms of education. "
Newman said McCain would like to see support continue
for the programs that already exist.
" Growers aren't applying for them, " she said. " How
can we support them in that, how can we make sure the
pot of money is expanded and grows so we can keep
advancing based on the strong foundation of what already
exists? "
Plant-based innovations
Michele Fite, chief commercial officer with Motif
FoodWorks, offered a different take on sustainability,
explaining how plant-based protein is grabbing
the attention of consumers because it is better for the
environment and more sustainable.
" There's a revolution going on, " she said.
" Consumers are diving head-first into plant-based
foods. They are doing it because they believe it
USDA pushing agriculture industry to reflect nation's diversity
Under the Biden administration,
the US Department of Agriculture
(USDA) is recommitted
to values of equity and inclusion
for both its employees
and those it serves, said Jewel
Bronaugh, deputy secretary of
agriculture,
during the
Women
in
Bronaugh
Agribusiness
Summit.
Bronaugh,
who is the
first Black
woman
to
be appointed to this position,
explained the USDA's work in
diversity, equity and inclusion
and told the mostly female audience
how they could get involved
in the agency.
" We must inspire young
people of color, women and
those with love for the land to
become farmers, and we must
ensure they have every opportunity
to do so, " she said.
The USDA is working to
ensure under-served groups
have full access and participation
in its programs and services,
and that all aspects of
civil rights and equity are integrated
across the USDA. It is
also working to build a workforce
more representative of
the United States.
" For much of the history of
the USDA, Blacks, Hispanics,
Native Americans, Asians and
66
other farmers of color have
faced discrimination, "
Bronaugh
said. " Sometimes it's
been overt and sometimes it's
been through deeply embedded
rules and policies that
have prevented them from
achieving
as much as
their
counterparts who did not face
those documented acts of discrimination. "
The
USDA is examining the
barriers to access and taking
a hard look at program design
and delivery as well as organizational
structure in order
to deliver equity at the Department
and to the people it
serves, she said.
As part of the $1.9 trillion
stimulus package, the USDA
was provided $1.01 billion to
provide assistance and support
in addressing equity issues.
" The goal is to restore trust
and improve service to key
customers as we strive to
achieve racial justice and equity
goals, " Bronaugh said.
It's also funding an independent
Equity Commission,
which will investigate programs
at the USDA and focus
on addressing systemic
impediments to equity. It also
will help resolve heirs' property
issues that will protect the
legacy of family farms for generations
to come.
Bronaugh encouraged audience
members to investigate
ways they can become involved
with the USDA so that
the next generation of women
are " educated, encouraged
and empowered to take on
the challenges of meeting the
world's growing food, fiber
and fuel needs. "
One opportunity are the
Farm Service Agency Committees,
which are a critical
component of day-to-day operations
and help deliver FSA
programs at the farm level.
" We need more diversity on
these county committees, " Bronaugh
said. " It's a great place to
share your knowledge and wisdom,
and to help others. "
Research and Promotion
Program boards, overseen by
the USDA's Agricultural Marketing
Service, are another
opportunity for involvement.
These programs focus on research,
marketing and consumer
outreach that improve
and develop opportunities for
agricultural commodities.
" The programs allow stakeholders
to pool their expertise
and resources, " she said.
" They're run by a board or
council whose members are
nominated by the industry and
then appointed by the secretary
of agriculture. "
She also mentioned USDA
advisory
committees,
which
play an important role in shaping
programs and policies.
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