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October 16, 2015

Ag Secretary Vilsack calls Trans-Pacific pact good for California farmers

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is barnstorming for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. On Tuesday, Vilsack was joined by Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno, in a news conference at Fresno Yosemite International Airport before heading to the Pacific Northwest. Vilsack talked briefly about the drought and praised Foster Farms for spending $125 million to improve food safety. But the international trade agreement, which awaits a vote in Congress, had his attention.
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