PRESS RELEASE: NAWG Applauds Senate Panel Action on Secretary Vilsack, Calls for Quick Senate Approval

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For Immediate Release               

Contact:    Joshua Tonsager, 202.547.7800,  jtonsager@wheatworld.org

NAWG Applauds Senate Panel Action on Secretary Vilsack, Calls for Quick Senate Approval

Washington, D.C. (February 2, 2021) – Today, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a confirmation hearing for President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, and followed with a quick Committee vote this afternoon. NAWG Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Chandler Goule made the following statement in response.

“Today, Secretary Vilsack demonstrated his qualifications for the job and his vast knowledge of issues important to production agriculture. When he was previously Secretary we had a great working relationship with him and his staff and look forward to him resuming his role at USDA. There are many challenges confronting wheat farmers across the country and it is critical that the incoming Administration staff up at USDA. We call on the full Senate to move this nomination forward as quickly as possible.”

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NAWG is the primary policy representative in Washington D.C. for wheat growers, working to ensure a better future for America’s growers, the industry and the general public. NAWG works with a team of 20 state wheat grower organizations to benefit the wheat industry at the national level. From their offices on Capitol Hill, NAWG’s staff members are in constant contact with state association representatives, NAWG grower leaders, Members of Congress, Congressional staff members, Administration officials and the public.