USDA Deputy Secretary shares updates at cattle business conference

The Nationwide Cattlemen’s Beef Affiliation (NCBA) welcomed U.S. Division of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh to the 2023 Cattle Trade Conference and NCBA Commerce Present Friday.

“We admire the working relationship NCBA has with Deputy Secretary Bronaugh, particularly as our focus turns to reauthorization of vital parts of the Farm Invoice like animal well being, voluntary conservation, and threat administration applications,” mentioned NCBA Vice President of Authorities Affairs Ethan Lane. “NCBA will proceed constructing relationships with USDA management so we will work collectively on addressing the problems going through the cattle business.”

As part of the third common session of the 2023 Cattle Trade Conference, Deputy Secretary Bronaugh spoke on all kinds of subjects together with rural broadband entry, overseas animal illness, worldwide commerce, and sustainability. Deputy Secretary Bronaugh mentioned the implementation of broadband enhancements throughout rural America beneath the Infrastructure Funding and Jobs Act. Moreover, Deputy Secretary Bronaugh highlighted USDA’s overseas animal illness response technique and the significance of the Nationwide Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Financial institution (NAVVCB), the Nationwide Animal Illness Preparedness and Response Program (NADPRP), and the Nationwide Animal Well being Laboratory Community (NAHLN). Lastly, the Deputy Secretary reaffirmed the vital function of USDA in opening new markets for U.S. beef exports and countering non-science primarily based, subjective commerce obstacles that hamper the sale of American beef worldwide.

“I’m grateful for the chance to take part on this 12 months’s Cattle Trade Conference and NCBA Commerce Present to focus on the necessary work we’re doing at USDA to assist hardworking farmers and ranchers throughout the nation,” mentioned Deputy Secretary Bronaugh. “From creating extra, new, and higher markets that enable producers to extend their backside line, to mitigating the unfold of overseas animal illness, to deploying each instrument in our toolbox to reinforce competitors in agricultural markets, to investing within the rural communities many farmers and ranchers name dwelling, USDA is dedicated to making sure farmers and ranchers have each alternative to succeed.”  
Previous to her appointment at USDA, Deputy Secretary Bronaugh served because the 16th Commissioner of the Virginia Division of Agriculture and Client Companies from 2018 to 2021. She additionally labored as Virginia State Government Director for the Farm Service Company (FSA) from 2015 till 2018. Deputy Secretary Bronaugh took workplace on Could 17, 2021.