The U.S. Senate confirmed Ag Secretary Nominee Tom Vilsack on a vote of 92 to 7. The confirmation vote is met with many welcome back statements from agriculture groups. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said Vilsack’s strong track record of leadership and experience at USDA will serve rural America well. National Farmers Union President Rob Larew said NFU is ready to work with Vilsack to strengthen the farm system, starting with pandemic recovery.
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