Farm Bill Poses Challenge for Popular Agricultural Chief Vilsack

Tom Vilsack, Iowa’s former governor turned national agricultural chief, has managed to do something that’s nearly impossible for someone in his position: get almost everyone in the farm sector to like him. But those warm feelings could soon be put to the test, as rural America closely watches maneuvering to enact a new half-trillion-dollar farm bill.
May 8, 2012

Tom Vilsack, Iowa’s former governor turned national agricultural chief, has managed to do something that’s nearly impossible for someone in his position: get almost everyone in the farm sector to like him. But those warm feelings could soon be put to the test, as rural America closely watches maneuvering to enact a new half-trillion-dollar farm bill.

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