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  • emIt Happens Every Noonem
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    It Happens Every Noon

    This 1966 Agriculture Department film promotes the National School Lunch Program. On October 11, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Child Nutrition Act, expanding the National School…

  • President Obama Meeting With Agriculture Business Leaders
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    President Obama Meeting With Agriculture Business Leaders

    President Obama spoke to reporters after a meeting at the Department of Agriculture with Secretary Tom Vilsack and agriculture business leaders to discuss the benefits of the Trans-Pacific…

  • Changing Face of US Agriculture
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    2014 Agricultural Outlook

    Joseph Glauber gave the agricultural and trade outlook for 2014 and the Department of Agriculture annual Agricultural Outlook Forum. Following his presentation, panelists discussed the…

  • Agricultural Outlook Forum Secretary Vilsack
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    Agricultural Outlook Forum, Secretary Vilsack

    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 industry…

  • Changing Face of US Agriculture
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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 with farming. This…

  • 2013 Agricultural Outlook
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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, including the…

  • emEarthquakeem
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    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 quake, 6.6 on…

  • New Dietary Guidelines
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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…

  • Food Supply Chain Competition
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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 products.…

  • Shirley Sherrod News Conference
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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…

  • Agriculture Department Civil Rights and Diversity Conference
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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 allegedly…

  • Future of Shirley Sherrod at the Department of Agriculture
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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…

  • National Rural Summit Secretary Vilsack Remarks
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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.

  • USDA National Rural Summit Panel Discussion
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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 conservation…

  • Secretary Vilsack Tour of Kentucky Agriculture Projects
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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 bank…

  • Food Prices and Biofuels
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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 46%…

  • Agricultural Outlook
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    Agricultural Outlook

    Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer delivered the keynote address on the agricultural outlook. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson spoke about “Agriculture Producing Environmental…

  • Agricultural Economic Outlook
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    Agricultural Economic Outlook

    This was a program of at the USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum “Energizing Rural America in the Global Marketplace,” which was held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel. Joseph Glauber…

  • US Food Safety
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    U.S. Food Safety

    Government officials and representatives of commercial interests talked about public and private approaches to food safety in the U.S. Topics included the February 17 recall of 143 million pounds of beef by…

  • 30th Anniversary of the Food Stamp Act of 1977
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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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