Biden’s choice to lead USDA is sparking a broad backlash. Here’s why.

When President Barack Obama nominated Tom Vilsack, a two-term Iowa governor, to be secretary of agriculture in 2008, Vilsack was seen as a centrist who wouldn’t change much about how farming was done in America—for better or worse. Nominating Vilsack “seems like a solemn oath that [corn] subsidies will continue [...]