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USDA to establish Equity Commission, solicits nominations for membership


Last updated 9/29/2021 at 7:21am

From U. S. Department of Agriculture

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday it will establish an Equity Commission and is requesting nominations for membership on the Equity Commission Advisory Committee and Equity Commission Subcommittee on Agriculture.

The notice represents an important step towards implementing President Joe Biden’s commitment to create an Equity Commission and the American Rescue Plan Act provision that directs USDA to “address historical discrimination and disparities in the agriculture sector … [through] one or more equity commissi...

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