WASHINGTON – In conjunction with National Agriculture Day, EPA Administrator Michael S. Reagan issued the following statement:
“On this National Day of Agriculture, as every day, I am grateful to the farmers, ranchers, and workers who work tirelessly to produce the food, fuel, and fiber that fuel our nation’s economy. The agricultural community is the backbone of this country and remains a vital partner in the EPA’s mission of providing clean air and clean water for all.
We know that farmers, ranchers, and workers are at the forefront of the climate crisis, and the newly appointed members of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee held their first in-person meeting since 2016. independent advice and guidance on environmental issues important to our agriculture and rural communities, and an overview of the agency’s policies and programs relating to agriculture and climate change. I look forward to hearing from the committee next year about how the EPA can support the agricultural community in meeting its climate change mitigation and adaptation goals to ensure a more sustainable food and agricultural system.
The Biden-Harris administration continues to demonstrate its commitment to strengthening the agricultural community. Both the Lower Inflation Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act have contributed billions of dollars in support of climate-smart agriculture, stress relief to borrowers, and support for conservation. EPA is committed to working hand in hand with farmers and ranchers to protect public health and the environment.”
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