Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack has emerged as the leading candidate to be secretary of agriculture in the Biden administration, according to people familiar with the nomination process.

The people said that while Vilsack was favored, President-elect Joe Biden has not yet made a decision and is also considering Representative Marcia Fudge of Ohio and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm.

Vilsack served eight years as agriculture secretary under President Barack Obama. He currently is president of the U.S. Dairy Export Council.


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