Vilsack backs farm bill passage at Ames event
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Iowa to speak at the Iowa Farm Bureau's 2013 Economic Summit.
Vilsack, a former Iowa governor, spoke Monday afternoon, July 22, at the event at Iowa State University in Ames.
Vilsack discussed the need for a food, farm and jobs bill.
Vilsack says President Barack Obama's administration has prioritized legislation that promotes rural development, preserves a farm safety net, maintains nutrition programs, honors international trade commitments and advances agricultural research.