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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Recommendation: To better ensure that FLH funds obligated but unliquidated are efficiently used to provide farm labor housing, the Secretary of Agriculture should direct the Administrator of RHS to issue guidance on obligation expiration dates and make all RHS staff in the state and local offices aware of the guidance and how to implement it.
However, at the request of the White House and the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, NAL did load RIC's most popular publication, Federal Funding Sources for Rural Areas.
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, asking for crop insurance protection for ag producers hurt by the collapse of irrigation canal tunnel.
He left NU in 1969 to serve as secretary of agriculture under Richard Nixon, a post he held until 1971.
Recommendation: To better ensure the safety of foods provided to children through the school meal programs, and to make improvements in three areas related to recalls affecting schools: interagency coordination; notification and instructions to states and schools; and monitoring effectiveness, the Secretary of Agriculture should direct FNS and that the Secretary of HHS should direct FDA to jointly establish a time frame for completing a memorandum of understanding on how FNS and FDA will communicate during FDA investigations and recalls that may involve USDA commodities for the school meal programs, which should specifically address how FDA will include FNS in its prerecall deliberations.
The National Milk Producers' Federation (NMPF) has urged new secretary of agriculture Ed Schafer to help bridge differences among leaders in Congress and the White House in order to complete the pending farm bill before its March 15 expiration.
Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns has announced the resumption of trade with Mexico in U.S.
Roosevelt appointed him secretary of agriculture. After proving he could destroy America's farms through heavy-handed federal interventionism, Wallace joined FDR in the White House, serving as vice president from 1941-45.
Moll was joined at the news conference by Washington mayor Anthony Williams; former Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman, a member of AMERICAN FORESTS' Board of Directors; Sheila Hogan, executive director of the Casey Trees Endowment Fund; and John Hazel of the U.S.
Son of a Republican secretary of agriculture, he was an Iowa hybrid corn breeder (who made lots of money from that pursuit) who was tapped, as a Democrat, by Franklin D.
Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman recently committed initial funding of $120 million to implement the new Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems.
Last December, Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman made a greatly anticipated announcement that at once had farmers, consumers and organic retailers across the country holding their breath, then choking and bellowing in astonished protest: The proposed federal organic standards for U.S.

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