FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17, 2008
Contact: Sandy Courtnage
MFU Comments on USDA Appointment
GREAT FALLS, MT (Dec. 17, 2008) – The Montana Farmers Union (MFU) issued the following statement regarding President-elect Obama’s announcement of Tom Vilsack as his choice as the next USDA Secretary.
“The Montana Farmer Union recognizes that there are many challenges facing Montana’s family farmers, ranchers and rural communities. We appreciate Vilsack’s commitment to renewable energy and recognizing the role farmers and ranchers can play in satisfying that need.
“The deteriorating economy has impacted us all, and the USDA Secretary will have a full agenda. MFU stands ready to work with him as he takes his post in Washington, D.C.”