- On January 26, 2021
- American Seed Trade Association, ASTA, Biden Administration, Obama Administration, Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary Tom Vilsack, Secretary Vilsack, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, USDA, USDA appointments, Vilsack, White House
ASTA joined 120 leading agricultural associations and signed a letter to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry strongly supporting the confirmation of Tom Vilsack to Secretary of Agriculture. Under President Obama, Vilsack led the USDA from 2009-2017. ASTA looks forward to the continued relationship and strong experience he brings to the role.
Additionally, the White House recently announced several appointments to fill key positions at USDA, including:
- Jewel Bronaugh, current Virginia Secretary of Agriculture, as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
- Stacy Dean as Deputy Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
- Justin Maxson as Deputy Undersecretary of Marketing and Regulatory Programs
Other appointments can be found here. ASTA is looking forward to working with Secretary Vilsack and the team at USDA to advance key seed industry priorities.