The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Tuesday afternoon did approve President Biden’s nomination of Tom Vilsack to return to the helm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as Secretary of Agriculture. Many commodity and other agriculture groups are pleased to see Vilsack resume his role at USDA.
According to a story from Gary Crawford, Tom Vilsack’s confirmation hearing to be the next Agriculture Secretary did have a familiar ring to it.
ASA Pleased Vilsack Approved by Senate Ag Committee
(ASA) — Washington, D.C. Feb 2, 2021. The Senate Agriculture Committee Tuesday afternoon approved President Biden’s nomination of Tom Vilsack to return to the helm of USDA as Secretary of Agriculture.
Kevin Scott, soy grower from South Dakota and president of the American Soybean Association commented, “We recognize the experience Vilsack brings to the role, having served as agriculture secretary eight years during the Obama administration and also as a former governor of Iowa, a significant soy and agriculture state.”
ASA is hopeful that the full Senate will swiftly confirm Vilsack’s nomination.
Source: American Soybean Association
NAWG Applauds Senate Panel Action on Secretary Vilsack, Calls for Quick Senate Approval
(NAWG) — The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a confirmation hearing for President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, and followed with a quick Committee vote this afternoon. NAWG Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Chandler Goule made the following statement in response.
“Today, Secretary Vilsack demonstrated his qualifications for the job and his vast knowledge of issues important to production agriculture. During his previous tenure as Secretary, NAWG had a great working relationship with Secretary Vilsack and his staff and look forward to him resuming his role at USDA. There are many challenges confronting wheat farmers across the country and it is critical that the incoming Administration fills the many staff vacancies at USDA. We call on the full Senate to move this nomination forward as quickly as possible.”