January 20, 2020

Farm Bill; Food Safety; and the Ag Economy

Farm Bill Issues

Kevin Bogardus reported on Friday at The Hill Online that, “Tom Vilsack thought he knew a lot about the Agriculture Department from his days as a farm-state governor, but he found out he had a lot to learn when he took the helm as secretary in 2009.

“‘Honestly, when I was governor of Iowa, I didn’t understand the reach of USDA, so it has been a learning opportunity for me,’ Vilsack said. ‘The thing that surprised me the most is the scope of USDA and how underappreciated that scope is by folks.’”