Agriculture Secretary-designate Tom Vilsack commits to Black farmer advocates that he will ensure “fairness and equity” for African-American producers who are dealing with the impact of systemic discrimination and recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Biden transition team has been soliciting input from farm groups on what they would like to see in potential nominees to key agencies. That’s the word from the CEO of the National Corn Growers Association, Jon Doggett.
With Joe Biden consistently leading President Donald Trump in the polls, speculation is growing in Washington about who could get key Cabinet and staff positions, including jobs that could have a far-reaching impact on U.S. agriculture and trade policy.
Democratic presidential candidates are promising big fixes to the nation’s roads, bridges, and waterways through massive trillion-dollar infrastructure plans but are balking at the idea of raising the federal gas tax.
As Democrats struggle to counter President Donald Trump on trade policy, Sen. Bernie Sanders pledges to renegotiate the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement if he's elected president, citing the lack of provisions to address climate change.
Hoping to win back rural voters this year, the leading Democratic presidential candidates are providing detailed proposals to shore up farm income ranging all the way from boosting commodity program rates to imposing New Deal-style supply controls.
All of the leading Democratic presidential candidates are calling for major increases in spending for roads, bridges, rural broadband and other infrastructure needs, but the plans differ sharply in scope as well as in how the candidates plan to pay for them.