Statement: Appointment of Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture

October 24, 2012
Washington, D.C.
The National Turkey Federation (NTF) and its members congratulate former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack on being appointed as the Secretary of Agriculture. Governor Vilsack led one of the most important agricultural states in the nation, and a state that has significant turkey production and processing. His background should give him a solid understanding of the dynamics of the turkey industry, which will be significant given the challenges facing our industry and all of animal agriculture. NTF and the entire turkey industry looks forward to working with him as Agriculture Secretary to continue to build a fair and invaluable relationship that will benefit all of U.S. agriculture. ### The National Turkey Federation is the advocate for all segments of the $8 billion U.S. turkey industry, providing services and conducting activities that increase demand for its member’s products. The federation also protects and enhances its member’s ability to effectively and profitably provide wholesome, high quality, nutritious turkey products. For more information, contact: Sherrie Rosenblatt, vice president, marketing and communications (phone: 202-898-0100 x7227; e-mail: