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AFBF President Applauds Choice for Ag Secretary

News / In The News December 9, 2020

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President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Tom Vilsack to serve as the next secretary of agriculture. 

CNN reported AFBF President Zippy Duvall called the news “welcome,” noting Vilsack’s “reputation for rising above partisanship to serve farmers and ranchers.” 

“Tom Vilsack understands that the agriculture sector is far more complex than most people understand. He believes in a ‘big tent’ philosophy that supports all types of production and understands the importance of respecting farmers and ranchers as partners worthy of support in the race to achieve sustainability goals,” Duvall said. 

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