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House Agriculture panel probes ‘systemic’ USDA discrimination against Black farmers

WASHINGTON  -- The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday heard about how Black farmers have faced decades of racial discrimination in their dealings with the...

Vilsack is sworn in as USDA secretary—virtually

WASHINGTON—Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday swore in former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a second time around...

U.S. Senate Agriculture panel approves Vilsack as Ag secretary in bipartisan...

WASHINGTON—The Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved Tom Vilsack’s nomination to lead USDA, after a hearing in which Vilsack discussed climate change goals...

Ag nominee Vilsack battles skepticism from Black farmers ahead of confirmation...

WASHINGTON—Tom Vilsack, the president’s pick to lead the Agriculture Department, will likely face questions about his treatment of Black farmers and his record on...

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