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President-Elect Donald
Trump began announcing cabinet members just
weeks after his win, but -
at the time of print - the
Secretary of Agriculture
has yet to be named. As
the leader of the U.S. Department of Agriculture,
the role is key to maintaining a prosperous agricultural economy, and
some of the world's most
renowned food system
leaders are left anxiously
awaiting Trump's pick.
The USDA reports that
2009-2014 were the strongest years in history for
agricultural trade as new trade agreements with Colombia, South
Korea and Panama created more export opportunities for American farmers and ranchers. The department also helped increase
the number of farmers' markets and made investments in local
food infrastructure.
Some of the USDA's greatest achievements over the past eight
years have been partnering with First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's
Move!" campaign to focus on improving the health of American
children, as well as implementing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids
Act to combat child hunger and obesity. Many strides were made
during the Obama Administration to better the food system by increasing transparency, combating hunger and obesity and opening
the doors to local and organic.
During the first annual Chicago Food Tank Summit in November,
more than 35 speakers from the food and agriculture fields came
together to discuss how this momentum must not be lost with the
new administration. Turn to page 124 for more on this issue and
other topics facing the food industry.

FOOD & DRINK EDITOR
JHOPPE-SPIERS@KHMGINC.COM

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