Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently spoke with New York farmers about legislative efforts to support U.S. agriculture currently underway. Local farmers participated in the roundtable to express their needs for rural infrastructure, new farmer support, labor shortage issues, the needs of small dairy farms, local food systems improvements and more. Vilsack shared insights from the new Farm Workforce Modernization Act and how he wants to address the unworkability of current farm-labor policies, specifically in response to dairy farmer concerns with year-round operations. See quotes from the meeting and a breakdown of the discussion.