President Biden issued an executive order on climate change, which includes three areas of focus for agriculture. First, it sets a goal of conserving 30 percent of lands and oceans by 2030 while launching a process for stakeholder engagement for agriculture. It also establishes a Civilian Climate Corps Initiative and directs the agriculture secretary to get input from farmers, ranchers and other stakeholders on how to encourage the adoption of climate-smart ag practices. “President Biden and his team indicated they want to seek input from America’s farmers and ranchers and we appreciate that,” said Dale Moore, executive vice president, American Farm Bureau Federation. “As new strategies are implemented, it is crucial for leaders to listen to farmers.” As soon as Agriculture Secretary Nominee Tom Vilsack is confirmed, along with Deputy Secretary Jewell Bronaugh and others, Moore said USDA will chart the course. Hear the story.