WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today questioned Thomas Vilsack, President Biden’s nominee to serve as Secretary of Agriculture, during his Senate confirmation hearing:

“Agriculture is central to Nebraska’s economy, and during today’s hearing I asked Secretary Vilsack how he plans to address the challenges facing ag producers. He committed to working with me on key issues such as the lack of price discovery in cattle markets and updating beef labeling policies. I will support his nomination and work with him to provide certainty for Nebraska agriculture,” said Senator Fischer.

Last month, Senator Fischer met with Secretary Vilsack virtually to discuss the issues important to Nebraska’s ag producers.