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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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    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…

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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…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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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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    History of Monterey Fishing Industry

    Tim Thomas talked about the history of the Monterey Bay fishing industry, and how the industry helped to make Monterey, California, a diverse community. Before the collapse of the…

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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.…

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    Book Discussion on Do Unto Animals and Living the Farm Sanctuary Life

    Tracey Stewart, author of Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better, and Gene Baur, author of Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The…

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    History of Buffalo's Grain Elevators

    Brad Hahn gave a tour of two of Buffalo, New York’s, former grain silo’s and talked about the history of the city’s grain elevators. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

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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…

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    Luther Burbank Home and Gardens

    Rebecca Baker gave a tour of horticulturalist Luther Burbank’s home and gardens. Burbank developed more than 800 varieties of plants, including the Russet…

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    Sonoma County Wine Industry

    Gaye LeBaron and John Bucher talked about the history and economics of Sonoma County, California’s, wine industry. Ms. LeBaron spoke about the evolution of wine-related…

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    Irrigation of the Grand Valley

    The irrigation system and history of fruit farming near Grand Junction, Colorado, were profiled. Guests visited Cross Orchards Historic Site, once part of a 243 acre fruit orchard, and…

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    Communicators at Technology Fairs

    Entrepreneurs and researchers were interviewed at technology fairs in Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. Lucas Joppa of Microsoft Research described his project on technology and…

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