Obama Administration Presses On Firefighting FundsThe Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight destructive wildfires as California recovers from a spate of blazes and other fire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer.
First Lady Pushes Sugary Drink Regulation, More Free Lunches In SchoolsEven the scoreboards in high school gyms will have to advertise only healthy foods under new rules announced Tuesday by the Obama administration.
USDA Chief: Rural America Becoming 'Less Relevant'Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some harsh words for rural America: It's "becoming less and less relevant," he says.
Agriculture Secretary Joins Perriello In Rural Virginia Swing For ObamaAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is headed to Virginia to campaign in Blacksburg with a one-term Democratic congressman in an appeal to rural voters in the state on President Barack Obama's behalf.
Emails Show White House Involved In Decision For Shirley Sherrod's ResignationThe White House was immediately involved in the Agriculture Department's decision to ask USDA employee Shirley Sherrod to resign in 2010, according to nearly 2,000 pages of internal e-mails released by the administration.

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