President-elect Barack Obama continues to put together his Cabinet and yesterday nominated former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack to be Secretary of Agriculture. Vote Hemp and the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) are hopeful that Mr. Vilsack, who as an Iowa State Senator voted in committee to pass a hemp study bill in 1997, will see oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis as a valuable agricultural opportunity for U.S. farmers. http://www.thehia.org/