Tom Vilsack

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Our department is trying to foster co-existence, so we’re asking the questions, ‘How do an organic producer and a GMO producer live in the same neighborhood, live in the same world, how do they get along, how do they make sure that they don’t compromise each other’s crops?’

Tom Vilsack is focused on making sure the U.S. is in a position to adapt and mitigate in the face of food shortages. As the Secretary of Agriculture for the United States Department of Agriculture, Vilsack is working hard to strengthen the American agricultural economy, build vibrant rural communities and create new markets for the tremendous innovation of rural America. He has become the chair of the first-ever White House Rural Council, which is taking steps to strengthen services for rural businesses and entrepreneurs by finding new ways to partner with other Federal agencies and the private sector to spur investment in rural America. 

Prior to his appointment, Vilsack served two terms as the Governor of Iowa, in the Iowa State Senate and as the mayor of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

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