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    Agriculture Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue (R) testified before the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee about his nomination to be agriculture secretary. He pledged to be a…

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    Farming in the San Joaquin Valley

    Ryan Jacobsen, a fourth generation farmer, talked about the history of farming and agriculture in Fresno County, California. He spoke about what makes the San Joaquin Valley a good place for agriculture and…

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    Agriculture in Fresno County

    Ruth Lang gave a tour of the Kearney Mansion Museum and spoke about the history of agriculture in Fresno County. Martin Theodore Kearney was an early contributor to the development of agriculture in both…

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    Harvest Son

    David Mas Masumoto talked about his book Harvest Son: Planting Roots in American Soil, in which he recounts the story of his childhood, race, and identity in California’s Central Valley. C-SPAN’s Local…

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    Animal Rights 2016 National Conference

    Animal rights activists talked about the relationship between humans and animals, and the use of animals in testing. They also argued that school, hospital, military, and prison cafeterias should switch to…

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    Rural Communities and Agriculture

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack outlined a new report showing growth in the organic products industry. The report showed that in 2014 “bio-based” ethanol, textiles, and cleaning supply products…

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    National Governors Association Summer Meeting, Agriculture Panel

    A discussion on food and agriculture policy included Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, who talked about his department’s programs aimed at helping to help develop sustainable…

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    Fertilizer and Environmental History

    Professor Paul Sutter talked about how the rise of commercialized fertilizer changed global trade and farming practices. He described how, during the 1800s, farmers looked for various…

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    Farm Credit System

    Members of the Farm Credit Administration Board, bank officials, and farmers testified at a hearing on the Farm Credit System and rural borrowers' access to credit. For the previous three…

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    Pet Medication Industry

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on federal oversight of the pet medication industry. Tara Koslov talked about the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) report which found that prescription…

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    Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta

    Civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the United Farm Workers (UFW) with Cesar Chavez in the 1960s, talked about how they fought to improve working conditions for field…

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    Department of Agriculture Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, along with the department’s chief economist and budget officer, testified at a hearing on the department’s $24.6 billion fiscal year 2017 budget request.…

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    Senator Boxer on Genetically Modified Foods

    Senator Barbara Boxer spoke about a bill on genetically modified organisms (GMO). She talked about the importance of clearly identifying GMO foods.

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    Food Supply Security

    Witnesses testify at a hearing on possible threats to agriculture and food production in the U.S.

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    Environmental Regulations and the Rural Economy

    Administrator Gina McCarthy testified on the impact of her Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations on the rural economy, including possible effects on farmers and ranchers. She…

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    Caribbean Sugar and the British Colonies

    Professor Robert Paulett talked about Caribbean sugar and its role in the development of Britain’s Atlantic colonies, especially in regards to ideas of race and slavery in the 1600s. He…

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    Raise

    Kiera Butler talked about Raise: What 4-H Teaches Seven Million Kids and How Its Lessons Could Change Food and Farming Forever. In her book she wrote about the 4-H club and its impact on young children.…

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    Humboldt

    Emily Brady talked about her book, Humboldt: Life on America’s Marijuana Frontier. She described how the growing drive to legalize marijuana was affecting the economy of Humboldt County, California, and what…

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    How to Clone a Mammoth

    Professor Beth Shapiro talked about her book How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction, in which she reports that current scientific breakthroughs would allow for extinct species…

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    This is Hormel

    This 1965 film follows a dairy farmer and his sons as they tour the Hormel meat processing plant in Austin, Minnesota, to see how products such as Spam, bacon, ham, and Dinty Moore Beef…

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