Secretary of Agriculture inspires FFA youth to face challenges

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Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack addressed FFA leaders in Washington, D.C. about their importance in the agriculture community and the relevance of current agriculture-related politics to them.

“The productivity of what occurs in American farms and ranches every single year, despite the challenges of Mother Nature, despite the challenges of the lack of support from Washington, D.C., is at historic levels. No one has ever done agriculture as well as we are doing it today,” Vilsack said.

Clay Sapp, National FFA President, is confident in his generation’s ability to confront the challenges facing farmers today.

“We have a huge challenge that is in front of us in terms of feeding the world population and even feeding those right here at home in America by 2050,” said Sapp. “One of the things I’ve found as I’ve traveled the country and interacted with FFA movers is they’re more than willing and ready to take on that task.”

Watch the video above for Vilsack’s full interview.



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