Secretary Tom Vilsack is leaving the Department of agriculture, in the week before his term ends, and President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
Trump has not Vilsack replacement chosen.
Vilsack, the staff said in an E-Mail that Friday is his last day. He has led the USDA for eight years and was President Barack Obama’s longest-serving chief Cabinet Secretary.
The E-Mail does not say why Vilsack is leaving, or if someone will replace him, until Trump opens next week. Vilsack has said that he wants to stay, is occupied with the agriculture after leaving the government.
Vilsack has criticized the trump management for agriculture Secretary of state to lag in the picking. It is the only Cabinet position, Trump has not filled. In a statement, Vilsack, the new said, man will learn to “enormous disadvantage”, which makes the Department.