ASI Supports Bonnie Nomination to USDA
The American Sheep Industry Association joined the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council this week in supporting the nomination of Robert Bonnie to serve as under secretary for farm production and conservation at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“Mr. Bonnie’s experience at USDA will serve both the agency and America’s agricultural producers as he leads implementation of conservation, insurance and risk management programs,” read the letter to Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Sen. John Boozman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture. “In his previous roles as under secretary for Natural Resources and Environment and senior advisor for the Environment and Climate, Mr. Bonnie laid a foundation from which farm programs will grow and evolve during the Biden Administration. As USDA sets its sights on increasing access to farm programs, Mr. Bonnie’s in-depth knowledge and commitment to the agency’s mission will be exceedingly valuable.
“America’s farmers and ranchers rely on clean air and water for the health of their livestock, families and communities. Often, assistance and resources provided through USDA conservation programs are necessary to ensure that farms remain both environmentally and economically sustainable. The success of these programs hinges on clear guidelines for compliance and accessibility to all producers. Clear rules are key to ensuring that farmers across the country can continue producing the world’s safest food supply. Additionally, access to technical assistance and funding ensures that farmers are maximizing profit while minimizing environmental impact.”
American Sheep Industry Association
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