Statement of NCFC President Chuck Conner on Inauguration of President Joe BidenWed, 20 Jan 2021 11:55:27 CST
)--“On behalf of America’s farmer cooperatives, I would like to congratulate President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on assuming office today. The past year has been one of unprecedented tragedy and deep division across our country; with today’s inauguration, we echo the president’s call for unity to help heal these wounds.
“We strongly support this Administration’s number one priority-taking every step necessary to beat back the COVID-19 pandemic and repairing the economic damage it has caused across the nation. Beyond that, we welcome working with the Administration on many of the priorities they have outlined in the past few weeks. Issues such as climate change and immigration reforms are ones that NCFC and their members have been leaders on; as work begins on them, it is critical that the voices of America’s farmers and ranchers are heard in the policymaking process.
“Key to ensuring that happens will be filling out the leadership team at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. We urge the Senate to quickly take up and confirm the nominations of Tom Vilsack for secretary of agriculture and Jewel Bronaugh for deputy secretary of agriculture.”
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