- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to stay as USDA head during Obama's second term.
On Monday (Jan. 14), Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement regarding the announcement that he will continue his service in the Obama administration:
“President Obama and I share a deep appreciation for rural America and its unlimited potential in the years ahead to feed a growing world population, revolutionize America’s energy, further protect our natural resources and create more jobs here at home. We will continue to urge Congress to pass a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill that will help us continue USDA’s wide range of efforts to support this work. As we look ahead to a promising future in our small towns and rural communities, I am pleased to continue working alongside President Obama to grow more opportunity in rural America.”