Biden's Progressive EPA Transition and Ag Top 3 in Most Favored Survey

Biden's Progressive EPA Transition and Ag Top 3 in Most Favored Survey

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**They’re a staple of holiday meals, and sweet potatoes have also achieved more year-round popularity.

The USDA reports the nation’s per-person consumption of sweet potatoes has nearly doubled in the past 20 years.

The average retail price for sweet potatoes is lower than a year ago, according to the annual American Farm Bureau survey of Thanksgiving foods.

**President-elect Joe Biden's transition team at the EPA should cause the ag industry concern.

According to, as Biden begins to fill his Cabinet, the crucial EPA administrator will helm actions that directly affect those in agriculture.

Ag lobbyist, Randy Russell, of the Russell Group, says Biden's EPA transition team seems to be much more progressive and driven by activists.

Potential names being tossed around for EPA administrator include Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, and Washington Governor Jay Inslee.

**The results of Gallup's recent survey on Americans' views on various business and industry sectors, the TOP THREE most favored sectors ALL go to agriculture with farming, the grocery industry, and restaurants and food industry.

The survey shows during the pandemic, consumers have come to greatly appreciate all sectors that bring food to our homes, but it has also exposed a number of challenges for those involved in food production, and the rural communities where food is produced, as well as food distribution systems.

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