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Number of US farms declines, farmers getting older

...trend of declining numbers of farms.Also, farmers are getting older: The average age was 58.3 years. But Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack points to a bright spot: a small rise in the number of farmers between 25 and 34 years old.Vilsack...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-20/number-us-farms-declines-f
High integrity is crucial for politicians to represent the people well

...false tax returns; state Rep. Robin Williams, convicted of stealing from mentally ill people; South Carolina Agriculture Secretary Charles Sharpe, convicted of demanding payoffs from illegal cockfighters; Augusta Mayor Ed McIntyre, convicted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-03-08/high-integrity-c
Ag Secretary stresses markets

...including ones in financially strapped Asian nations, continue to offer growth potential for U.S. farmers, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman said Monday. "U.S. agriculture must not be a shrinking violet in the world, but aggressively...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/13/bus_220487.shtml
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Tyson officials accused of seeking Espy influence

...officials used corporate aircraft, sports tickets and other perks to gain a "cozy" relationship with former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy while poultry regulations were being considered, prosecutors told jurors at the start of the two men's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/17/bus_231074.shtml
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Bush administration will seek $60 million in mad cow-related funds

...system and other mad cow-related programs, the agriculture secretary said Thursday. The request for the 2005 fiscal...development and faster responses to complaints, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said at the National Cattlemen's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/30/bus_402757.shtml
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Hodges seeks aid for fruit farms

...government. Gov. Jim Hodges requested Friday that Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman designate Aiken, Edgefield, Saluda...office mailed the letter requesting relief to the Agriculture secretary Friday and expects a response in the next few...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/02/met_310575.shtml
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Cleaned peanuts can be reinspected

...crop took effect Monday, with lawmakers contending it will save farmers in the Southeast millions of dollars. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, in a meeting Friday with lawmakers from Georgia, Alabama and Florida, said the department for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/04/bus_235041.shtml
Business
Meat zapping gets approval

...need to do all we can to give consumers confidence we have the safest food supply in the world, which it is," Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman said at a meeting in Charlotte of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. The proposed USDA...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/13/tec_253287.shtml
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Opposition to agricultural genetics a trade obstacle, says Clinton officials

...convincing the 15-nation European Union that the technology is safe because the opposition is not based on science, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman said. "It's based on ideology, culture, religion," Glickman told the Senate Agriculture Committee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/19/tec_210117.shtml
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USDA projects exports down $2.5 billion

...estimated big U.S. corn and soybean crops this year and continued high production of meat and poultry. But Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman said overall farm prospects remained "generally good" despite some "bumps in the road." "Our...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/01/bus_225240.shtml
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