Vilsack Named Ag Secretary Nominee

President-elect Barack Obama has selected Tom Vilsack, former Iowa governor, as his choice for agriculture secretary.

"Iowa is the ethanol capital of the nation, and President-elect Barack Obama has been a reliable supporter of biofuels, so it’s no surprise that former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack, his choice for agriculture secretary, has been an even more reliable supporter of biofuels, even chairing a national coalition on ethanol," according to Time Magazine.

Organizations such as CropLife America, American Farmland Trust, the U.S. Grains Council, and the Biotechnology Industry Organization have issued statements in support of the nomination.

(Compiled from various new reports and press releases.)

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