Jan 21, 2021
Nut industry groups join call for OK of Vilsack as ag secretary

A coalition of nearly 130 leading U.S. food and agriculture associations called Jan. 20 for the swift confirmation of Thomas Vilsack to serve as Secretary of Agriculture.

Tom Vilsack

In a letter sent to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, the groups cite Secretary Vilsack’s vision for meeting the substantial current challenges of food and agriculture and submit that his previous outstanding eight-year service in the post during the Obama administration will benefit consumers both in the U.S. and abroad.

Together, the group of associations represent the vast majority of the food and agriculture sector that is responsible for roughly one-fifth of the country’s economic activity, directly supporting over 23 million jobs – constituting nearly 15 percent of total U.S. employment.

View the full letter here.

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