The USDA will host the first public meeting of the inaugural Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production March 23-25. The Zoom meeting is open to the public, and urban producers are encouraged to attend. “I look forward to working with this new urban agriculture federal advisory committee,” says Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack. “The committee’s valuable insights and expertise will provide critical guidance to help us better serve urban agricultural producers, strengthen local food systems, and increase equity and access to healthy food.” The new federal advisory committee is part of USDA’s efforts to support urban agriculture, creating a network for feedback. Members announced last month include agricultural producers, and representatives from the areas of higher education or extension programs, non-profits, business and economic development, supply chains, and financing. The meeting is on March 23 and 24 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. For more information or to register, go to farmers.gov/urban.
You might be interested in …
On this week’s export sales report, we saw decent sales of both old and new crop corn at 34.1 million/bu of old and 33.2 million/bu of new crop. On the soybean side, we saw 17.7 […]
National Farmers Union members adopted the organization’s 2022 policy book during its 120th Anniversary convention this week. More than 450 members and guests convened in Denver, Colorado, to set policy positions and priorities for NFU. Five […]
USDA data issued on December 16 showed that U.S. sorghum’s new export sales during the prior week were a marketing-year high of 16.6 million bushels. The vast majority of that sale went to China. The […]