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BIDEN ADMINISTRATION MEETS WITH AG ORGANIZATIONS' LEADERS TO DISCUSS PRIORITIES
Agri-Pulse reports:

Leaders of the nation's farm organizations met with the Biden transition team Friday to discuss a host of ag issues and offer priorities for the incoming administration to address.

"As part of a continuing dialogue around the needs of farmers and rural communities, several agricultural leaders met today with leaders from President-Elect Biden's USDA transition team," the group said Friday in a statement. "We appreciate the transition team's interest in hearing from farm and agricultural organizations as they work to build a foundation for agriculture within the Biden Administration."

The group shared a white paper of priorities with the Biden campaign this summer. Its top three priorities included COVID testing and vaccinations for processing/supply chain workers; "sustained, well-funded, effective and predictable" language in the upcoming farm bill; and ratifying trade agreements with new and existing markets.

Aside from those priorities, there's also the potential need for more aid to U.S. producers if the coronavirus pandemic - and its impact on the economy - lingers.

"Unless we see some maintaining of the commodity prices and some changes that we didn't see this year because of COVID, there will need to be some assistance there," American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall told Agri-Pulse.

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