Farm Credit Statement on Vilsack Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Farm Credit Council President and CEO Todd Van Hoose made the following statement on news reports that President-Elect Joe Biden will nominate Secretary Tom Vilsack to lead the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

“Farm Credit welcomes news that Secretary Vilsack will be nominated to return to USDA next year. His comprehensive knowledge of agriculture and passion for rural America was evident during the Obama Administration, and we look forward to working with him again in the Biden Administration,” said Van Hoose. “The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated and added to the many challenges America’s farmers and ranchers face. There’s also a Farm Bill on the horizon. American farm families and rural communities will have a strong advocate with Secretary Vilsack leading USDA.”

Farm Creditsupports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow. It has been fulfilling its mission of helping rural America grow and thrive for more than a century with the capital necessary to make businesses successful and by financing vital infrastructure and communication services. For more information visit

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.