USDA Press Release No. 0198.10
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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Makes Case for Stronger Rural America
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today testified on the status of the current Farm Bill and the upcoming 2012 Farm Bill before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture. In his remarks, Vilsack provided a national perspective on the challenges facing rural America based on his travels to rural communities throughout the country. He also discussed the state of agriculture today, the need for a strong farm safety net, and new approaches to create income opportunities and generate wealth in a stronger, more prosperous rural America for generations to come.
Below are excerpts from Secretary Vilsack’s prepared testimony: Read more »