Vilsack to serve as agriculture secretary

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Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack will head the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Obama Administration, according to reports.

A formal announcement is expected Wednesday morning.

Vilsack was a supporter of Sen. Hilary Clinton’s presidential bid and campaigned for President himself before dropping out of the race in February 2007.

“While running for President, he took an unusual position for a farm-state official, arguing to cut subsidies for agricultural commodity crops and channel the money toward improving environmental practices. He has argued that agriculture policy should focus on production of renewable energy. He also wrote newspaper articles before the election in support of Obama’s energy policies,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

To read the full Los Angeles Times report, click here. And, to read a National Milk Producers Federation statement on the appointment, click here.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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