January 21, 2009
Vilsack confirmed as the new Secretary of Agriculture
The U.S. Senate confirmed former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack as Secretary of A griculture on Tuesday. Vilsack plans to promote biofuels and to make the school lunches in America’s schools healthier. He also hopes, along with Obama, to put a hard cap on subsidies for farms making more than $250,000 in a year. Read the article here:
Read why some people do not think that Vilsack will bring positive change to the USDA:
Watch a video of Neil Hamilton, a professor of law and director of the Agricultural Law Center at Drake University, explaining why he supports the Vilsack appointment. Hamilton focuses on Vilsack’s role in creating Iowa’s Food Policy Council.
Thank you to William Mitchell College of Law student Peter Hemberger for preparing this post.
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