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Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Intent to Nominate Alexis Taylor to Serve as Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2022 – “Alexis Taylor has dedicated her life to public service. She has not only spent her career serving the American people through her work in U.S. agricultural and trade policy, but also as a Veteran of the U.S. Army. Her nomination builds upon USDA’s commitment to link U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities for American farmers and producers and increase global food security. Alexis currently serves as the Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, a position she was appointed to in December 2016 by Governor Kate Brown, where she oversees policy directives for Oregon’s 38 programs and its 500 employees. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minor in Communications from Iowa State University.
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Resiliency is key to world improvement, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack tells UM Crookston graduates

CROOKSTON, Minn. — The determination that the 2022 University of Minnesota graduating class demonstrated by persevering to earn their degrees during challenging times that included a global pandemic and war in Ukraine illustrates their capacity to strengthen the world of agriculture and beyond, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said at UMC’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7.
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Fact Check-U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was not arrested in April 2022, contrary to online claims

Claims that Tom Vilsack, U.S. Agriculture Secretary, was arrested in April 2022 are false. These unfounded allegations circulating online appear to have originated on a website that has previously spread false information and describes itself as containing “humor, parody, and satire.”. A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

USDA confirms Secretary Tom Vilsack was not arrested

The USDA has confirmed Secretary Tom Vilsack was not arrested by the military. A website posted a story claiming the secretary was arrested by military JAG investigators at his home in Iowa on April 26. The USDA says the claim Secretary Vilsack was arrested is false. The website that published...

Tom Vilsack Tests Positive for COVID

(Washington, DC) — Former Iowa Governor and current U-S Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he’s tested positive for COVID-19. Vilsack made the announcement over the weekend in a statement, which also says that he’s fully vaccinated and boosted. Vilsack had been in Mexico from April fourth through the fifth meeting with Mexican officials while on an official visit. Vilsack is in isolation in accordance with C-D-C guidelines and will return to the office after testing negative for the virus.

Biden Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack tests positive for COVID-19

A member of President Biden's cabinet announced on Saturday that he tested positive for COVID-19. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack made the announcement on Saturday afternoon, stating in a tweet that his symptoms are "mild." "I tested positive for COVID. I’m both vaccinated and boosted and thankfully my symptoms are...