Tom Vilsack was sworn in as the 30th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on January 21, 2009. Appointed by President Barack Obama, Vilsack received unanimous support for his confirmation by the U.S. Senate.
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In 2009, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack led the Obama Administration's Rural Tour, visiting dozens of communities in 20 states in an effort to engage in a more robust dialog with folks living in rural America.