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January 21, 2009

Vilsack confirmed as the new Secretary of Agriculture

The U.S. Senate confirmed former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack as Secretary of ATom_vilsack 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:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/usPoliticsNews/idUKTRE50J7ND20090120

Read why some people do not think that Vilsack will bring positive change to the USDA:
http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_15573.cfm

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.

http://www.supportvilsack.com/2009/01/07/a-message-of-support-by-professor-neil-hamilton/

Thank you to William Mitchell College of Law student Peter Hemberger for preparing this post.

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