Reuters is reporting that Obama has picked Vilsack as agriculture secretary. The former Iowa Governer, frequent traveller on Monsanto's jet, pharma and biofuel corn supporter and the origin of the seed pre-emption bill of 2005 "The law that strips local government’s right to regulate genetically engineered seed". source
In Obama`s words `` To lead a Department of Agriculture that helps unlock the potential of a 21st century agricultural economy, I can think of no one better than Tom Vilsack. As governor of one of our most abundant farm states, he led with vision, promoting biotech to strengthen our farmers in fostering an agricultural economy of the future that not only grows the food we eat, but the energy that we use. Tom understands that the solution to our energy crisis will be found not in oilfields abroad, but in our farm fields here at home. That's the kind of leader I want in my Cabinet.`` Change indeed.