In an expected move, now former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join the U.S. Dairy Export Council. The council announced Tuesday that Vilsack will become its CEO at the beginning of next month. Vilsack’s final day at USDA was last Friday, leaving Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse as the acting USDA Secretary. However, Scuse was expected to attend a confirmation hearing this week to again serve as the Agriculture Secretary of Delaware.
Regarding the move, Vilsack says he looks forward to partnering with the U.S. Dairy Export Council and the agriculture industry to “advance the council’s mission and strengthen trust in American dairy.” As president and CEO, Vilsack will provide strategic leadership and oversight of the council’s global promotional and research activities, regulatory affairs, and trade policy initiatives.
Source: NAFB News Service