Vilsack Traveling to New Hampshire Friday

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will visit New Hampshire Friday to tout work by the Biden Administration to transform the nation’s food system. 

Vilsack will join Senator Maggie Hassan, a New Hampshire Democrat, at Brookdale Fruit Farm, a local family-owned and operated farm. 

The farm is one of the state’s largest retail, pick-your-own, and wholesale growers of fruits and vegetables. 

USDA says the event will underscore its commitment to increase competition, bolster access to healthy, affordable food, ensure growers and workers receive a greater share of the food dollar, and advance equity as well as climate resilience and mitigation. 

In addition, Vilsack will make an announcement to help reduce costs for farmers and support local economies by providing funding to cut regulatory costs and increase market opportunities for farmers. 

That action, USDA says, will help build fair and transparent food systems rooted in local and regional production and create jobs.

(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)