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Vilsack says climate-smart ag can help tackle the global food crisis

The Secretary of Ag says farmers can help lead the charge to combat climate change and its impact on global food systems.

Climate-smart ag practices can help limit disruptions to global food security progress.

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack tells Brownfield, “The challenge there is for us to continue to be able to produce what the world needs,” he said. “I think we will be able to do so in a sustainable way in sufficient quantity to be able to meet the demand. I’m optimistic we’ll be able to do that.”

USDA is investing more than $3 billion in pilot programs that will create market opportunities for American commodities produced using climate-smart production practices.

Vilsack says maximizing agriculture’s productivity is crucial as millions of people face acute food insecurity around the world. “Not just new technology, but in places where we are underperforming in agriculture that we essentially adopt new modern ways of agriculture that can increase productivity.”

Brownfield interviewed the Secretary at the 2022 Borlaug Dialogue in Des Moines, Iowa.

AUDIO: Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack interview with Brownfield at the 2022 Borlaug Dialogue in Des Moines, Iowa

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