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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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Meeting with Japan's agriculture minister Tsutomu Takebe on Sunday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman defended measures of agricultural trade liberalization as proposed in the second draft of the declaration that had been circulated to WTO members in September.
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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman urged Tuesday that overemphasis of controversial nontrade aspects of agriculture in upcoming talks of the World Trade Organization (WTO) not be allowed to distort trade liberalization of the sector.
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Amman, May 10 (Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Sunday, received the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tomas Vilsack.
During a National Public Radio news broadcast from Iowa Public Radio in January, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack noted a 34% increase in net farm income, driven in large part by agriculture exports.
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Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and University of Nebraska Chancellor Clifford Hardin died April 4 at his home in Lincoln, Neb.
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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman recently committed initial funding of $120 million to implement the new Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems.