On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will deliver an address revealing the Biden administration’s new USDA framework to “transform the food system” in America.  

Under the Biden administration, the USDA has committed to increase competition, bolster access to health and affordable food, and advance equity, among other issues related to climate.

Vilsack’s speech at Georgetown University on Wednesday will offer details of how the USDA will fulfill its June 2021 commitment to invest more than $4 billion to strengthen critical supply chains and address structural challenges revealed and magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The secretary’s visit is hosted by USDA and Georgetown University’s Rural Opportunity Initiative, a partnership between the two organizations that aims to foster, study and promote rural economic development through partnerships between the public and private sectors.

Most Americans have seen the cost of food increase as well as continued supply chain interruptions since President Joe Biden took office.

Agriculture is one of the largest industries in Alabama.

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