Under Secretary Vilsack’s leadership and the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is empowering people and improving lives. USDA has set four cross-cutting strategic priorities as part of its work behalf of producers, families, and rural communities: Addressing Climate Change via Climate Smart Agriculture, Forestry, and Clean Energy; Advancing Racial Justice, Equity, Opportunity and Rural Prosperity; Creating More and Better Market Opportunities; and Tackling Food and Nutrition Insecurity.
Advancing Racial Justice, Equity, Opportunity, and Rural Prosperity
At USDA, we are recommitting ourselves to the values of equity and inclusion rooted in justice and equal opportunity for our employees and those we serve.
Addressing Climate Change via Climate-Smart Agriculture, Forestry, and Clean Energy
Climate solutions are a priority for USDA. The Department is developing a comprehensive strategy centered on voluntary incentives that is inclusive for all agricultural producers, landowners, and communities.
Tackling Food and Nutrition Insecurity
At USDA, we are leveraging all our resources to ensure access to healthy foods that promote well-being in an equitable way.
Creating More, Better, and New Market Opportunities
USDA is working to transform our nation’s food system to create more options for producers and consumers and improve the resiliency of our food supply chain. The success of American agriculture hinges on innovation and the development of new markets, both at home and abroad.