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    Food Supply Chain Competition

    Panelists talked about competition along the food supply chain. Topics included the relationship between food producers and the small group of large firms that buy most of their…

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    New Dietary Guidelines

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The new guidelines…

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    2014 Agricultural Outlook

    The USDA examined the changing face of agriculture at its annual Agricultural Outlook Forum. Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about implementing the department’s vision, including…

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    Future of Farming and Agriculture

    Panelists talked about efforts to get youth involved U.S. agriculture and farming. They also addressed the implications of the 2014 farm bill and efforts to assist military veterans…

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    Agriculture Department Civil Rights and Diversity Conference

    The Agriculture Department held the first of a two-day civil rights and diversity conference in reaction to the Shirley Sherrod case. Ms. Sherrod was forced to resign over…

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    2013 Agricultural Outlook

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke at his department’s annual agricultural outlook forum. He warned of the human-made and natural risks in the agriculture industry,…

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    Book Discussion on Earthquake!

    This film depicts the earthquake that struck at 6:00 a.m. on February 9, 1971, in the San Fernando Valley of California, detailing the earthquake and the government response. The…

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    Secretary Tom Vilsack Remarks

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack gave the keynote speech at his department’s annual Agricultural Outlook Forum. He announced the findings of government census on the agriculture…

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    Shirley Sherrod News Conference

    Former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod told reporters she turned down a job offer after meeting with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for 90 minutes, but said she hoped to…

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    Future of Shirley Sherrod at the Department of Agriculture

    Secretary Vilsack said he had appologized to Shirley Sherrod and offered her a new position at the Agriculture Department after she was fired from her previous position at the department…

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    National Rural Summit, Secretary Vilsack Remarks

    Secretary Vilsack spoke about agriculture, trade, and the U.S. economy. He emphasized the role that the rural community played in the national economy.

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    Meatpacking Industry Safety

    A panel of the 2004 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum focused on changes in the meatpacking industry, especially following the discovery of bovine spongiform encephalitis in the United…

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    Secretary Vilsack Tour of Kentucky Agriculture Projects

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited Kentucky to see how some of the stimulus money is being used for agriculture and related projects. C-SPAN traveled along as he toured a food…

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    USDA National Rural Summit, Panel Discussion

    Panelists spoke about agriculture programs and business issues facing rural America. Among the topics they addressed were biofuel production, infrastructure development, and…

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    30th Anniversary of the Food Stamp Act of 1977

    Department of Agriculture officials, food stamp recipients, and Former Senator McGovern spoke about the food stamp program and federal poverty relief efforts at an event commemorating the…

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    Ensuring a Healthy Food Supply

    The 2004 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum focused on the connection between diet and health. Dr. Collins made an assessment of the state of the U.S. farm economy and Dr. Penn…

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    Food Prices and Biofuels

    Department of Agriculture officials talked about the cost of food and fuel and recent trends in world food markets. According to government statistics, food prices have increased about…

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    U.N. Women's Conference: One Year Later

    A national teleconference on women, girls and their well-being was held to explore what progress had been made in the year since the United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing. The…

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    Book Discussion on City Room

    A panel of former New York Times journalists and Mr. Gelb discussed Mr. Gelb’s new memoir, City Room, published by Marian Wood Books. Mr. Gelb told some of the…

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    Avian Influenza Preparations

    Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, Secretary Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt, and Secretary of Interior Gale Norton spoke to reporters about threats to the U.S. posed by an avian…

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