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Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 02nd, 2010
BY Charlene M. Shupp Espenshade   WASHINGTON — Rural America is in a “silent crisis,” USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said at the Cosmos Club on Monday. It is a crisis that, if left unchecked, could have consequences far beyond the countryside.   ”There is not an appreciation for the role (farmers) play in our economy,” Vilsack said.   It is from... more

Posted By: Food Democracy Now on May 01st, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 30, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA’s plan to purchase $161.4 million in a wide variety of foods for federal food and nutrition assistance programs.   The purchases will be for up to $40 million of beef products; $2 million of lamb products; $5 million of catfish; $32 million of fresh and processed apple products; $1.1 million... more

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