Dairy Farmers of America applauds Obama's Agriculture Secretary choice

December 17, 2008

Kansas City, Mo. - The Board and management of Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. are pleased with President-elect Barack Obama’s choice of former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Vilsack is a proven supporter of agriculture, and has been a vocal advocate in the country’s quest for energy independence. In addition, he also has championed the growth of rural America. His experience as governor of Iowa has equipped him with the skills needed to lead a large, complex agency like USDA and the depth of knowledge necessary to guide agriculture policy into the future.

As a farmer-owned milk marketing cooperative with more than 18,000 members, DFA takes an active role in shaping agriculture policy, and we look forward to working with Vilsack and his team in the future.