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Joe Biden and Tom Vilsack

Vilsack pledges focus on racial justice, climate change

Tom Vilsack, set to take a historic second stint as agriculture secretary, is pledging to make climate change and racial justice top priorities for the Agriculture Department, assuring senators that he understands the times and challenges have changed since he left the government four years ago.
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Biden swearing in

Biden appeals for unity, end to 'uncivil war'

Joe Biden took office at noon Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States, appealing to the nation to end its “uncivil war” and reach across partisan and urban-lines to address the “cascading crises” facing the country, starting with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Farmer harvesting cotton

US farmers count on environmental practices to get edge in foreign markets

U.S. farmers have watched for years as Brazil has become an agricultural powerhouse by converting its vast rainforests and savanna into cropland, with plans to expand even more over the coming decade. Now, American producers are hoping the progress they are making on sustainability will pay off in a competitive advantage for U.S. ag exports in the lucrative European and Asian markets. This is the fifth and final installment of our series,“Agriculture’s sustainable future: Feeding more while using less.”  Part Four looked at the potential for technological innovations to make a significant impact on U.S. agriculture's environmental footprint.
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Biden at Iowa state fair 2019

Daybreak Nov 9: Biden transition: Priorities include 'climate-smart' ag

President-elect Joe Biden is moving forward with his transition with promises to move on his climate proposals that involve farmers in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Over the weekend, the president-elect went live with a transition website - BuildBackBetter.com - that includes a summary of Biden’s top policy priorities, starting with getting COVID-19 under control.
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Donald Trump

Trump expected to decide on Paris climate accord this week

President Donald Trump met with foreign leaders at the G-7 last week to discuss a wide range of topics but there was one issue where he left them guessing: the Paris Accord. He offered to consider their advice, but left the meeting without signing a joint statement that expressed support for the Paris agreement on climate change.
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