Senate Agriculture Committee advances the nomination of Tom Vilsack as USDA Secretary to the full Senate.
Tom Vilsack, during Senate confirmation hearings Tuesday, said he was willing to consider reimplementation of country-of-origin labeling (COOL) regulations for meat products.
During U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s confirmation hearing in January, Yellen previewed how the Biden administration may address trade issues with China.
“I think agriculture is probably the first and best way to begin getting some wins in this climate area,” Vilsack says.
He’s the only USDA secretary that has served in one administration and has been asked to come back years later. For Tom Vilsack, it’s an opportunity he is looking forward to for many reasons.
The new Congress and Administration will have an agenda that differs significantly from the past four years – and just as likely, a different approach to the role of government.
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