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USDA Buys $170 Million Of Meat To Help Drought-Stricken Farmers

The government, including the USDA, will buy up to $170 million worth of pork, lamb, chicken and catfish to help drought-stricken farmers, the White House said Monday as President Barack Obama brought his re-election campaign to rural voters in Iowa.

08/13/2012

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E-mails Show White House Had Input On Ouster Of USDA Employee Following Supposedly Racist Remarks

White House officials were in close contact with the Agriculture Department in the hours leading up to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s decision to fire USDA employee Shirley Sherrod in 2010

03/08/2012

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USDA Updating Twitter Accounts To Be State Specific

The USDA is getting more technologically savvy with it’s Twitter policies. The agency has added state-specific Twitter accounts to more directly deliver the information that is important to you.

03/07/2012

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