Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says Sam Clovis doesn’t have credibility for the post-Clovis is nominated to serve at the Department of Agriculture. Clovis is the nominee for the undersecretary for research, education, and economics, commonly known as USDA’s chief scientist position. Vilsack said recently that Clovis’ positions on things like climate change “create a barrier for him that will make it hard for him to have the credibility, the connection with land-grant universities, and the connection with the science community,” according to Politico. Clovis, a co-chair of the Trump campaign, helped lead the USDA transition team and is now serving as the department’s liaison to the White House. He was nominated to the undersecretary post in July.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.