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USDA Secretary: Agriculture is Underappreciated

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Agriculture is one of the most under-appreciated industries in America today.  So says U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who spoke at Kansas State University yesterday (TUE).  During an interview with Kansas Public Radio, Vilsack objected to a recent online article that suggested the number one most useless degree was in agriculture.

Vilsack also talked about the importance of continued funding for NBAF, the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.  The federal lab, currently under construction in Manhattan, will study deadly animal pathogens.


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TOM VILSACK-1USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack

Vilsack: Stop Disrespecting Agriculture

Agriculture just doesn't get enough respect.  That's according to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, who spoke at Kansas State University yesterday (TUE).  During an interview with Kansas Public Radio, Vilsack said agriculture is one of the most under-appreciated industries in America today.

Vilsack extolled the virtues of farming and ranching - and pointed to the important role agriculture plays in our nation's security and economy.

 

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