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Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Merrigan steps down

Kathleen Merrigan, who had been serving as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture under Tom Vilsack, announced on March 14 that she would be stepping down from her post at the end of April. Merrigan has been considered a success in the … Continue reading

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U.S. Ag Secretary Vilsack pushes for progress on Farm Bill

Now that the presidential election is over, and a new session of Congress has officially convened (their first day was yesterday), the government is focusing once again on the critically important Farm Bill, a $500 billion behemoth of a bill … Continue reading

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Farm Bill: Drought Puts Pressure on GOP

One in a continuing series of posts concerning the 2012 Farm Bill Up to this point, the strategy of the GOP House leadership concerning the proposed 2012 Farm Bill has been one of apathy; afraid of showing splits in their … Continue reading

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Updates on the Farm Bill

The first in a continuing series of posts concerning the 2012 Farm Bill Two days ago the 2012 version of the Farm Bill was introduced to the Senate after passing committee 16-5, and today it was announced that the bill … Continue reading

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President Establishes White House Rural Council

On June 9th, President Barack Obama signed an executive order establishing a White House Rural Council, with the goal of “better coordinating Federal programs and maximizing the impact of Federal investment to promote economic prosperity and quality of life in … Continue reading

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