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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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