First African American Secretary of Agriculture and Howard University graduate (LA BA 1975) The Honorable Alphonso Michael "Mike" Espy received the D.H.L. in 1993 when he served as Howard University Charter Day Speaker.
The Secretary of Agriculture says Americans should be grateful for industrial farming for keeping food prices low so you can afford other necessities and luxuries. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/10/04/vilsack-industrial-farming.aspx
Did Obama sign a martial law executive order? A bit scary - In the order the Secretary of Agriculture can allocate material such as “food resources, livestock resources, and the distribution of farm equipment and commercial fertilizer.”
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack broke ground recently to officially begin construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) main laboratory structure in Manhattan, Kansas.