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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces 2010 'People's Garden' Summer Programs for the General Public

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on May 11, 2010 - 11:12am

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2010 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced "The People's Garden" healthy garden series summer program with a full range of programming for both kids and adults. The Healthy Garden Workshops will primarily be for adults, while the Growing Healthy Kids will be offered for young people.

Vilsack: Rural America Faces a 'Silent Crisis'

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on May 2, 2010 - 7:51am

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.


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