USDA Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Ag Services Jim Miller said the USDA is focused on building a new framework for rural America and enhancing opportunities for U.S. farms and ranches.

“It is a challenging time for all of agriculture,” Miller said. “But we’ve always faced challenging times, and we will work through them.”

He said a key goal for USDA is to ensure “the next generation has more opportunities in agriculture and more options.”

He said achieving that goal depends on five key factors.

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