Monday, December 22, 2008

Collin Peterson releases statement on Obama's appointment of Tom Vilsack to head Agriculture department

Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson today released the following statement on President-elect Barack Obama's nomination of Tom Vilsack for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

"I congratulate former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack on his nomination for Secretary of Agriculture. Governor Vilsack is a strong advocate who understands the changing landscape of our nation's rural economy. I look forward to working with him and President-elect Obama in advancing food, conservation and energy policies that are in the best interest of American agriculture and the American people."

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