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US Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to stay in Obama cabinet

| January 16, 2013

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement today regarding the announcement that he will continue his service in the Obama Administration.

“President Obama and I share a deep appreciation for rural America and its unlimited potential in the years ahead to feed a growing world population, revolutionize America’s energy, further protect our natural resources and create more jobs here at home. We will continue to urge Congress to pass a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill that will help us continue USDA’s wide range of efforts to support this work.

In an address to the American Farm Bureau Federation this week, Vilsack added:

“At USDA, my goal in the coming years is to work with our partners to promote rural investment through research and collaboration. We must create new agricultural products that provide a renewed opportunity for the next generation of American farmers,” Vilsack said. “We are particularly focused on developing new foreign and domestic markets and promoting conservation and recreation in our rural communities. We must also continue to strengthen the biobased economy.”

For the past two years, Vilsack was named the #1 personality in bioenergy by the readers of Biofuels Digest.

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