Senator Says Nominee Understands Challenges Faced by Minnesota Farmers, Ranchers, Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. [2/2/21]— Today, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, supported the committee’s approval of Tom Vilsack to be U.S. Secretary of Agriculture when the committee voted to send his nomination to the full Senate.

Sen. Smith said Vilsack, a former Iowa Governor who previously served eight years as Agriculture Secretary under President Obama, understands how important agriculture is to the economic well-being of farmers and communities in the upper Midwest and across the country.