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Confirmation Hearing for Vilsack Set for Next Week

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

The Senate Agriculture Committee has set its confirmation hearing for former Gov. Tom Vilsack for Jan. 14, 2009.

President-elect Barack Obama announced his choice of Vilsack to fill the post of Secretary of Agriculture in December.

It is expected that Vilsack will face a range of questions about his attitudes toward biofuels, farm programs, subsidy eligibility rules, conservation and nutrition.

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