Former @ColoradoStateU adviser Tom Vilsack confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture — The #FortCollins Coloradoan

Tom Vilsack, was confirmed as secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on February 23, 2021. Photo credit: Colorado State University

From The Fort Collins Coloradoan (Molly Bohannon):

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Tom Vilsack, a former Colorado State University System special adviser, as the agriculture secretary in the Biden administration.

The Senate voted 92-7 to approve Vilsack’s nomination.

Vilsack joined the CSU System in 2017 as a strategic adviser of food and water initiatives at CSU Spur for the Colorado State University System. He also worked as the global chair for the International Board of Counselors on Food and Water Initiatives.

At his Feb. 2 hearing, Vilsack said he plans to prioritize pandemic recovery and climate change during his term. He also spoke of the importance of racial justice and equity and how he hopes to change the USDA…

This will be Vilsack’s second term as the secretary of agriculture as he held the position for eight years in the Obama White House.

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