ND & MN Senators React To The Return of Tom Vilsack as Ag Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack was confirmed by the Senate this week as the next Agriculture Secretary, a job he held previously for 8 years. Minnesota and North Dakota lawmakers were asked about what’s in store for agriculture under the Biden administration. In a 92-7 vote Tuesday, Vilsack was confirmed to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture….

Heitkamp Passed Over For Ag Secretary

Heidi Heitkamp/Tom VilsackWASHINGTON (KVRR) – Former North Dakota U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp is no long being considered for Agriculture Secretary. President-elect Joe Biden selected former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to return to the spot he held during the Obama administration. Vilsack spent eight years as head of USDA and served two terms as Iowa governor. Biden nominated Ohio Rep. Marcia…

Former U.S. Ag Secretary Bob Bergland Dies In Roseau Nursing Home

Bergland's funeral is planned for Saturday in Roseau

Bob Bergland/U.S. Ag Secretary During Carter AdministrationROSEAU, MN —¬†Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland has died in Roseau, Minnesota. He was 90. His daughter, Linda Vatnsdal, says he died at a nursing home. Bergland served as Agriculture Secretary for President Jimmy Carter. He had the difficult job of defending Carter’s unpopular decision to embargo grain sales to the Soviet Union…