Farm Credit Congratulates Vilsack on Confirmation

Looks forward to continued partnership to help producers succeed 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Farm Credit Council welcomes the continued partnership with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and praises his confirmation.

“Farm Credit congratulates Secretary Vilsack on his confirmation as USDA Secretary. His depth and breadth of knowledge about the issues facing agriculture are unparalleled,” said Farm Credit Council President and CEO Todd Van Hoose. “We look forward to working with him to combat the challenges of climate change, address issues of diversity in agriculture and find opportunities for the farmers and ranchers that feed this country and the world to succeed.” 

“Farmers are on the front lines of climate change, with increasingly extreme and variable weather already having severe impacts on farmer livelihoods,” said Maggie Monast, director of working lands at Environmental Defense Fund, a co-chair and founding member of FACA. “As farmers’ close financial partners, agricultural lenders have a critical role to play in understanding these risks and supporting farmers’ efforts to build resilience. I’m pleased to see Farm Credit Council acknowledge this role and participate in this unprecedented alliance to develop climate policies that support a resilient future for U.S. agriculture.” 

Farm Credit supports 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.

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