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Deputy USDA Secretary visits South Carolina for Rountable Discussion

Photo of Deputy USDA Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh and U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, SC-6, during a press conference following a round table discussion

North Charleston, South Carolina—USDA Deputy Secretary, Dr. Jewell Bronaugh, paid a visit to South Carolina for a round table discussion with Historically Underserved producers and to highlight The Biden-Harris Administration’s initiatives and laws enacted to benefit them.

Congressman James Clyburn, SC-6, joined her, as well as representatives from three USDA agencies. South Carolina (SC) Rural Development (RD) State Director Dr. Sandra Glover, SC Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist Ann English, and Farm Service Agency (FSA) SC State Executive Director Laurie Funderburk, and several North and South Carolina producers for a roundtable discussion. During the discussion, producers shared their experiences, both positive and negative, in terms of dealing with farming, financing, programs, and the discrimination they previously faced when attempting to gain access to resources and services.

Deputy USDA Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh and U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, SC-6, during a round table discussion

The Center for Heirs Property Preservation hosted the event at their new facility in North Charleston. 

Dep. Sec. Bronaugh highlighted Section 1006 of the American Rescue Plan and discussed recent legislation, including:

Dep. Sec. Bronaugh and Rep. Jim Clyburn followed the event with a joint press conference for local media.