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    Uprooted

    Journalist Grace Olmstead talked about the consequences of the abandonment of farm towns in the United States, and her own decision to leave the farm town she grew up in. This virtual event…

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    Secretary Tom Vilsack on Department on Agriculture Priorities

    Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke about policy priorities for his department during a virtual conversation with the National Press Club. He talked about the Biden administration’s goal of…

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    Role of Civil War Animals

    During the Civil War, animals served in a variety of roles, from transporting supplies to acting as regimental mascots. Brad Stone talked about General Lee’s hen, Jeff Davis the marching…

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    Women and Farm Work in the 20th Century

    Iowa State University Professor Carmen Bain taught a class on women’s work on family farms during the 20th century. She argued that societal expectations for what roles were appropriate for…

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    Farming and Forestry as Solutions to Climate Change

    The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee held a hearing on how farming and forest management could help slow climate change and mitigate its impacts. Farmers and…

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    Secretary of Agriculture Swearing-In Ceremony

    Vice President Kamala Harris held a swearing-in ceremony for Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Secretary Vilsack took part virtually in the ceremony with the vice president administering…

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    The Land is Rich

    This documentary used by the United Farm Workers union chronicles the history of California’s migrant agricultural workers and their protests for higher wages, union recognition, and safer…

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    Agricultural Labor Since 1930 and Organic Farming

    Tulane University professor Jana Lipman taught a class on agricultural labor in the United States since 1930 and the rise of organic farming. She described the “bracero” program which…

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    California Railroads and Farm Communities

    Doctoral candidate Maria McVarish discussed the influence of the Southern Pacific Railroad in creating California farming communities. She argued that the company’s goal was to create new markets…

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    Agriculture Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Tom Vilsack testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee on his nomination for secretary of agriculture in the Biden administration. Topics included the administration’s push for more…

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    U.S. Military Animals in World War II

    Author Toni Kiser discussed her book, Loyal Forces: The American Animals of World War II. She highlighted the units of mules, dogs, pigeons, and horses that were an integral part of the…

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    The Dairy Industry

    Intended to encourage careers in the dairy industry, this film shows jobs on the farm and in the production of various milk products. Produced by Vocational Guidance Films, Inc., this is part of the…

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    American Harvest

    Writer Marie Mockett spoke about her journey through the heartland traveling with the wheat harvesters for her family’s farm, and offered her observations on farm life in middle America.…

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    Victory Garden

    This 1942 U.S. Department of Agriculture film promotes Victory Gardens and provides instructions to help citizens grow their own fruits and vegetables at home during World War II.

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    Agriculture Department Fiscal Year 2021 Budget

    The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies met briefly to discuss fiscal year 2021 spending levels for the…

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    Hope for Animals and Their World

    Jane Goodall talked about her book Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink (Grand Central Publishing; September 2, 2009). Ms. Goodall opened her talk…

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    Post-Civil War Cattle Trade

    Kansas State University History Professor James Sherow talked about his book, The Chisholm Trail: Joseph McCoy’s Great Gamble. Mr. Sherow chronicled entrepreneur Joseph McCoy’s success in…

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    Bipartisan Policy Center Discussion on the Food Supply Chain

    The Bipartisan Policy Center hosted a virtual event with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue followed by a panel discussion on the nation’s food supply chain. Secretary Perdue spoke about…

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    Ivanka Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue Remarks on Food Supply Chain

    Ivanka Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue delivered remarks at a farmers-to-families food program event in Maryland. Governor Larry Hogan (R) also spoke.

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    Senator Roberts on Coronavirus and the Agriculture Industry

    Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, talked about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in his home state and on the agriculture industry as a whole.

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