A group of agriculture and farm leaders offered their support for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign in an open letter. The leaders said agriculture is threatened by both environmental and economic challenges.
The letter states, “America needs strong leaders who will tackle these challenges and shape policies that encourage agriculture to flourish.” The letter adds, “These reasons are why we, a diverse community of scientists, farmers, and agricultural professionals…support Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for President and Vice President of the United States.”
The letter includes former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, former chief ag negotiator Darcy Vetter, and former National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson. Additionally, various farmers, former state officials from Department of Agriculture offices and others, signed the letter.
The Hagstrom Report points out that Sarah Garland organized the letter, a scientist in the post-doctoral research program at the Earth Institute of Columbia University. Garland was an intern at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy during the Obama administration.
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