This week on Tuesday, June 15, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies held a hearing to discuss the F.Y. 2022 budget request for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Testimony from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack focused on ways in which USDA can address climate change and severe weather events, highlighted agriculture research and relief initiatives, and outlined a number of efforts to fight food and nutrient insecurity, water and air contamination, and cyber-attacks.  For more detailed information a memo is attached.

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