Almost three months after being confirmed, USDA’s Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jennifer Moffitt is traveling and meeting with the agriculture industry. Moffitt attended National FFA Convention on Thursday. She says there are a few key issues to watch. “We have critical things to work on like African swine fever and other pest and disease issues, but then we have some exciting things on growing and building resiliency in the food system. There’s work we’re doing on competition, including the Packers and Stockyards Act.” Moffitt would not speak about the ongoing cattle market investigations at the Department of Justice, but did have something to say about African swine fever. “We are diligently working and testing. We don’t have results that show there’s ASF in the United States, but we won’t let our guard down anytime soon.”
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