USDA’s Equity Commission Begins Work Soon

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has officially named members of its Equity Commission and their works begins soon.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the creation of the group a year ago. The 15 outside experts will gather information on past discrimination issues in various programs. Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh explains their goal.

“But our focus is how we are going to move forward because we cannot change the past, but we can make decisions going forward. We’re looking inward within the organization, but we’re focused on how we’re going to make changes in our program that are offered to our audiences.”

The Commission will have its first meeting at the end of this month.


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