Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Join University of Florida Official, Urge Passage of a Food Farm and Jobs Bill to Continue Groundbreaking Agricultural Research PDF Print E-mail
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Written by USDA Office of Communications   
Thursday, 12 December 2013 08:29

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2013 – TOMORROW, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join Dr. Jack Payne, Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Florida, to highlight the need for a new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill to advance agricultural research across the nation.

 

The Obama Administration has called for Congress to pass a five-year farm bill that promotes rural development, preserves a strong farm safety net, maintains nutrition programs, encourages the development of local and regional markets, enhances conservation, honors our international trade commitments, and advances agricultural research.

 

PRESS CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT ACCESS:

DATE: December 12, 2013

TIME: 3:15-3:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time                          

Audio Bridge Number: 888-282-9574

PASSCODE: FARMBILL (Given Verbally)

Trouble number: (202) 720-8560

 

All callers using the above passcode will be placed in listen only mode.  To join the Q&A portion of the meeting, these callers are instructed to press *1 on their touch tone phone.

 

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