U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris look on as Tom Vilsack, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Department of Agriculture, delivers remarks at the Queen Theater Dec. 11, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Vilsack served for eight years as President Barack Obama’s secretary of Agriculture. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images When the incoming Biden administration released its policy roadmap in November, it was clear that tackling climate change would be a top priority and agriculture will be a key part of a broad, cross-agency effort. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, the administration said, “has not historically received the sustained political attention of other agencies that play a role in climate policy.” But it would become “a lynchpin of the next Administration’s climate strategy.” The incoming administration’s clear focus on climate change was remarkable. That it would enlist the country’s farms and farmers—who are largely skeptical of […]