Secretary of Agriculture

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Secretary of Agriculture

The head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is charged with assisting farmers and ranchers. The secretary is responsible for food inspections, rural development (for example, by providing mortgages outside cities), and some agricultural research. He or she is appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
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Also speaking at the White House event was US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson.
The US Secretary of Agriculture made National Agriculture Week official with a secretarial proclamation signed on March 16, 2001.