The U.S. Senate has confirmed Tom Vilsack as President Joe Biden’s agriculture secretary, reports CNN. This is the same Cabinet position Vilsack served for the entirety of the Obama administration.
“The world and our nation are different today than when I served as agriculture secretary in a previous administration,” Vilsack said during his confirmation hearing. “Today, the pandemic, racial justice and equity and climate change must be our priorities.”
The challenges that Vilsack will face as secretary include trade wars, the pandemic, and addressing the needs of rural communities who are worried about Democrats passing new regulations. Full Story