Ag nominee Vilsack battles skepticism from Black farmers ahead of confirmation hearing

Updated, 12:21 p.m., 2/3/21 WASHINGTON — Tom Vilsack, the president’s pick to lead the Agriculture Department, will likely face questions about his treatment of Black farmers and his record on civil rights at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday. President Joe Biden’s decision to tap the former Iowa governor, who also … Continue reading Ag nominee Vilsack battles skepticism from Black farmers ahead of confirmation hearing