Forrest Laws of the Delta Farm Press believes Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., has moved to the top of the list of candidates to become agriculture secretary in an Obama administration. Laws quotes veteran Washington agricultural columnist Jim Wiesemeyer as saying, “He is a moderate to conservative Democrat. He was born and raised on a cattle operation and is a seed potato farmer. And he is Latino… I think that when the transition team gets to that last third they will sit down and figure out where they are on the regional representation and the ethnic background of the nominees that have been announced. That’s why Salazar could be a good fit.” Read the rest of the story here.