The USDA Equity Commission presented the 2023 Interim Report to the Secretary of Agriculture on February 28, 2023.
The USDA Equity Commission presented the 2023 Interim Report (PDF, 1.2 MB) (En Español (PDF, 1.3 MB)) to the Secretary of Agriculture on February 28, 2023. The Equity Commission Interim Report includes 32 actionable recommendations that USDA can implement to modify programs, policies, practices, culture, systems, and structures to reduce disparities and advance racial justice and equity for underserved communities. The recommendations were introduced by the Agriculture Subcommittee and voted on at the public meeting in early February, 2023. The recommendations focus on near and long-term actions related to:
- How USDA Works with Farmers, Ranchers, and Producers Day-to-Day;
- USDA’s Need for Department-Wide Change;
- USDA’s Commitment to Farmworkers and Their Families;
- USDA’s Research and Extension Programs; and
- USDA Nutrition Programs