Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue has unveiled the USDA’s
Agriculture Innovation Agenda.
He says the department-wide initiative will align resources,
programs, and research to better position America’s farmers and ranchers to meet
future global demands. “Here’s what we’re
going to do,” he says. “Stimulate our
innovation so that American agriculture can work toward the shared goal of
increasing agricultural production by 40 percent while cutting the environmental
footprint by half in US agriculture by 2050.”
Perdue told attendees at the USDA’s Ag Outlook Forum the department has set benchmark goals to stay accountable and the targets will help measure progress toward meeting the food, fiber, fuel, feed, and climate demands of the future.