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Secretary Vilsack spoke last week at the 2023 International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit in Chicago. He shared insights on what he believes to be the major headwind most impacting the dairy industry and agriculture overall. The Secretary reports that ongoing weather challenges cause concern for the tall task of producing more with fewer resources for an increasingly hungry planet.

However, he states that the challenge also brings with it opportunity. Climate-smart agriculture can benefit farmers in both a voluntary and an incentive-based market. He says the dairy industry should work collaboratively between farmers and environmental groups to major food retailers and universities. USDA recently committed $3 billion to 141 projects across 87 commodities for climate-smart agriculture technologies.

Read more on Secretary Vilsack’s remarks to the global audience in Chicago here.


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