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Vilsack Named Secretary of Agriculture, Scott to Chair House Committee

Dan Fruits, Industry News Release, Legislative, Specialty Crops

(NABB) — President-elect Joe Biden has appointed Tom Vilsack as the Secretary of Agriculture. Vilsack, a former governor of Iowa, served as agriculture secretary for eight years in the Obama administration and was a rural and agriculture policy adviser during Biden’s presidential campaign. He was also a contender to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate in 2016.  Additionally, Congressman David Scott …

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NCC Welcomes Vilsack and Tai Nominations

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release, Legislative

(NCC) — The National Cotton Council of America looks forward to working again with U.S. Agriculture Secretary appointee Tom Vilsack on matters ranging from sustainable, climate smart agriculture to international trade opportunities and the farm safety net. NCC Chairman Kent Fountain, a Georgia cotton producer and ginner, said, “The U.S. cotton industry believes that Tom Vilsack has the credentials necessary …

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RFA Thanks President-Elect Biden, Congratulates Vilsack on USDA Nomination

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Industry News Release, Legislative

(RFA) — President-elect Joe Biden nominated Tom Vilsack to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The following is a statement from Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “Tom Vilsack is an excellent choice to serve in this role. During his last term as secretary, he has shown clearly and continually that he can work effectively with …


NPPC Supports Vilsack Nomination to Head USDA

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative, USDA

(NPPC) — President-Elect Joe Biden today nominated Tom Vilsack to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), an agency he led for eight years under the Obama administration. The following statement may be attributed to National Pork Producers Council President Howard “AV” Roth, a hog farmer from Wauzeka, Wisconsin. “We congratulate Tom Vilsack on his nomination. …

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Ranchers Ready To Work With Tom Vilsack As USDA Secretary

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Legislative, Livestock

(PLC) — The Public Lands Council (PLC) released the following statement in response to the expected nomination of Tom Vilsack as the next U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary: “Livestock producers have a long history of working with Former Secretary Vilsack at the Department of Agriculture. Few have the breadth and depth of experience he has in facing issues confronting multiple …

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AFBF Welcomes Nomination of Tom Vilsack for Agriculture Secretary

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative

(AFBF) — President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Tom Vilsack to serve as Secretary of Agriculture. The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall: “The American Farm Bureau Federation welcomes the news that Tom Vilsack will be nominated to be Secretary of Agriculture. His leadership as the 30th Secretary of Agriculture and as Governor …


Vilsack Selected by President Elect Biden as Secretary of Agriculture?

Dan Legislative

President Elect Joe Biden is expected to selected Tom Vilsack to be the Secretary of Agriculture in the Biden administration. Tyron Spearman has more details. Vilsack served as Secretary of Agriculture under the Obama administration for eight years. While serving in the Obama administration, Vilsack focused on leveraging the departments $150 billion dollar mission to support the nations farmers beyond …

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NCBA Commends Selection Of Vilsack To Lead USDA

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Legislative

(NCBA) — The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) issued the following statement in support of Tom Vilsack’s pending nomination as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): “Former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack is adding another chapter to an already storied career in agriculture. He has the unique skill set to be able to hit the ground running on day …


Former Agriculture Secretaries Announce Support for USMCA

Dan Biotechnology, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Poultry, Specialty Crops, Trade, Wheat

All former U.S. secretaries of agriculture since President Reagan’s administration announced support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In a letter to Congressional leaders, former Secretaries John Block (Reagan), Mike Espy (Clinton), Dan Glickman (Clinton), Ann Veneman (W. Bush), Mike Johanns (W. Bush), Ed Shafer (W. Bush), and Tom Vilsack (Obama) underscored the importance of passing USMCA saying, “We need …