LEESBURG, VA. – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Jackson Morrill released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Thomas Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture.
“Secretary Vilsack is the right person to lead the Department as it seeks to implement the President’s policy priorities on climate change and the economy.
“Wood products sourced from sustainably managed working forests, including tall mass timber, are actively ready to meet the challenges facing a 21st century Agriculture Department. Construction of tall wood buildings provide resilient, sustainable commercial and residential spaces in urban and suburban areas, while also supporting rural markets and producing family-wage jobs. As the federal government seeks to reduce carbon emissions, AWC stands ready to engage with the Secretary Vilsack and the Administration to ensure wood products are part of an active economic and climate solution.”