Vilsack to stay as USDA secretary
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced he will remain in his post during the second term of Barack Obama’s presidency.
“President Obama and I share a deep appreciation for rural America and its unlimited potential in the years ahead to feed a growing world population, revolutionize America’s energy, further protect our natural resources and create more jobs here at home,” said Vilsack in a statement released by USDA. “We will continue to urge Congress to pass a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill that will help us continue USDA’s wide range of efforts to support this work. As we look ahead to a promising future in our small towns and rural communities, I am pleased to continue working alongside President Obama to grow more opportunity in rural America.”
Vilsack, 62, served as governor of Iowa for two terms before joining the Obama administration.