Tom Vilsack

Editorial: Supply chain security 

President Joe Biden has called for a review of critical supply chains in light of national security over the next 100 days. The pandemic exposed our vulnerabilities by off-shoring production of key items: pharmaceuticals, surgical masks and gloves, computer chips and electric vehicle batteries, among others. Tax policy helped drive these industries to China and elsewhere, and it can drive them […]

Vilsack sees big shift in ag induced by climate

FREE Iowan reprises role with pledge to diverse, resilient food systems

US Agriculture Secretary nominee Tom Vilsack of West Des Moines promised Monday to quickly ramp up efforts to make agriculture an integral tool in battling climate change. In his first interview since being asked to serve by President Joe Biden, Vilsack told The Storm Lake Times that a “fairly significant shift” is occurring toward conservation agriculture that involves far more […]