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Vilsack is getting positive feedback on new food framework


Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack tells Brownfield he’s getting positive comments about how the new food system framework announced Wednesday will help farmers expand their markets. “So whether it’s expanded processing capacity that gives them additional markets or whether it’s the ability to identify a portion of their operation as organic or a portion of their operation linked to a local or regional food system where they sell directly to a restaurant or a school.”

The Secretary says funding to kickstart the new framework is coming from pandemic relief dollars and the Commodity Credit Corporation.