March 1, 2021


USMEF welcomes appointment of US Secretary of Agriculture



The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has welcomed the US Senate's appointment of Tom Vilsack to serve as the United States' Secretary of Agriculture.


Vilsack previously held the same office under the administration of former US President Barack Obama.


"USMEF congratulates Sec. Vilsack on his confirmation and we look forward to working with him to expand global demand for US red meat, said the organisation's president and CEO, Dan Halstrom.


"Sec. Vilsack clearly understands the importance of agricultural exports and the returns they deliver for US farmers and ranchers. He has excellent relationships with key trading partners and will be a very strong voice for US agriculture."



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