USDA Secretary Vilsack from COP26

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack had a busy week at COP26 last week, participating in numerous events to underscore the administration’s commitment to climate action.

Vilsack held a media call Friday afternoon from COP26 in Glasgow, UK. He discussed COP26 events, the recently-announced partnership with the EU and the Agriculture Innovation Mission (AIM) for Climate.

Taking questions from reporters, Vilsack also commented on trade issues, importance of the Build Back Better act, “climate smart commodities,” methane emissions and livestock, biofuels talk at COP26, CSAF timeline now that comment period has ended, and where USDA is on federal vaccine mandate with upcoming deadlines this month. Today is the second dose deadline for Moderna and Pfizer vaccine and first (only) dose deadline for Johnson and Johnson, and federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated by November 22.

Vilsack media call from COP26 (25:33)

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