Support for the Confirmation of Dr. Jewel Bronaugh as USDA Deputy Secretary
This statement can be attributed to AFT Policy Director, Tim Fink
“American Farmland Trust congratulates Dr. Jewel Bronaugh on her nomination to serve as USDA Deputy Secretary. As Agriculture Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Dr. Bronaugh has been a tireless champion for the state’s agricultural sector, including small and mid-size producers. This experience, along with her support for food security and access, will serve our nation’s farmers, ranchers and citizens well.
“AFT’s mission to save the land that sustains us has benefited from her support and commitment. Recently, she joined us to discuss Virginia’s results from the ‘Farm’s Under Threat: The State of the States’ report as part of a state-focused webinar aimed at helping planners, land protection practitioners and policy makers strengthen and expand agricultural land retention and protection efforts.
“AFT commends the Biden Administration for the nomination of the first woman of color to the role of USDA Deputy Secretary. We look forward to her speedy confirmation.” For more information about AFT’s transition recommendations and what to expect from the new administration on agriculture policy, tune in to a special livestream conversation on January 21 at 12 p.m. Eastern with AFT’s federal policy staff. You can watch on the social platform of your choosing:
American Farmland Trust is the only national organization that takes a holistic approach to agriculture, focusing on the land itself, the agricultural practices used on that land, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work. AFT launched the conservation agriculture movement and continues to raise public awareness through our No Farms, No Food message. Since our founding in 1980, AFT has helped permanently protect over 6.5 million acres of agricultural lands, advanced environmentally-sound farming practices on a half million additional acres and supported thousands of farm families.