FarmPolicy

February 22, 2020

Vilsack Gets to Work, and Price Issues

Vilsack Gets to Work

Philip Brasher reported in today’s Des Moines Register that, “Tom Vilsack began work Wednesday as the nation’s new agriculture secretary in his office overlooking the National Mall after taking the oath of office and participating in his first White House Cabinet meeting.

“Vilsack installed a fellow Iowan as his chief of staff, John Norris, the chairman of the Iowa Utilities Board. Norris’ wife, Jackie, already had a plum job as chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama. John Norris served as chief of staff to Vilsack during his first two years as governor of Iowa.”

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