USDA’s Equity Commission Holds Sixth Public Meeting

The deputy secretary commends the commission’s work.

At its sixth public meeting, the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) independent Equity Commission recently discussed the progress being made toward the department’s elimination of barriers to programs and services as well as the increase in equity. Members of the commission and subcommittee met with USDA executives to go over objectives and recommendations.

“Equity takes a willingness to speak up and find solutions when resources aren’t reaching people who need it most,” said Deputy Secretary Torres Small. “The Equity Commission is doing the hard work of identifying ways USDA can best support farmers, farm workers, and a food system that serves us all. I am honored to work with the Commission and its Agriculture and Rural Community Economic Development Subcommittees to build a legacy at USDA that will benefit people across our country for generations to come.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Secretary Vilsack as he heads the USDA.
  • For Deputy Secretary Torres Small as she collaborates with the commission on equity.
  • For USDA officials to seek God’s direction as they support farmers, ranchers, and producers.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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