State- and national-level agricultural organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry calling for the swift confirmation of Thomas Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture. The position would put Vilsack at the helm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he would lead national policy on food, agriculture, natural resources, […]
The next Ag Secretary needs to be someone who is known as a friend of farmers, who understands the industry, and who can hit the ground running.
“We’re in an era of American agriculture where you can’t just sit back. You have to agvocate.” U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spoke those works poignantly — and almost pleadingly — to a room full of FFA students Wednesday at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. Perdue was moderating a session of the #SpeakAg […]
Nine weeks. It’s been that long since the nomination of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture was announced. Sure, there’s the obligatory candidate vetting — ethics and personal finance information are under particular scrutiny — but there are other things that dragged out the process for Perdue. Much of that is believed to be linked to Perdue’s […]
There is buzz surrounding these seven frontrunners, but it’s still a waiting game to see who ultimately gets picked.