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March 1, 2016

Vilsack: Optimistic about US agriculture despite challenges

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is optimistic about the future of rural America. In opening remarks on Feb. 25 at the US Dept. of Agriculture’s 92nd annual Agricultural Outlook Forum at the Crystal Gateway Marriott hotel in Arlington, Vilsack delivered a strong message. “I think there is a tendency at a time when we’re confronted with, understandably, softer commodity prices and declining farm income to look at things in a fairly pessimistic view,” Vilsack said. “Well, candidly, I don’t share that pessimistic view about the current circumstance – notwithstanding the challenges. And I certainly don’t have that pessimistic view when it comes to the future of rural America and agriculture.” Read More

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