WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Tom Vilsack to be U.S Secretary of Agriculture:

“We congratulate Secretary Vilsack and are excited to work with him and his team on supporting rural America. As seen throughout his confirmation hearing and reflected in his tremendous record of public and private service to the agriculture community, Vilsack is exactly who our farmers, producers, and rural communities need in their corner right now.”

“Additionally, Secretary Vilsack has been a tireless champion of the biofuels industry over the years and understands the important role biofuels should play in our country’s climate change initiatives which the Biden Administration has put at the forefront of its agenda.

“We look forward to working together to support rural economies and build back better with biofuels.”

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