Ag groups want a spot at the long-awaited White House Hunger Conference

Twelve ag groups have sent a letter to President Biden requesting a seat at the table for the upcoming conference on hunger, nutrition, and health. Among the dozen signing that letter is American Farm Bureau and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

The last time the White House held this conference was in 1969 when President Nixon was in office. His goal was to “put an end to hunger in America for all time.”

The National Association of Wheat Growers, the American Soybean Association, and USA Rice released a statement saying, “It is important that farmers and ranchers have a seat at the table when crafting a national strategy that aims to overcome hunger-related challenges. We encourage the Administration to include the agricultural community in any policy or conversations that might impact our livelihood and leverage our expertise as we explore ways to overcome these challenges.”


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