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USDA secretary in Ludowici Monday
Sec Ag Tom Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack - photo by Photo provided.
LUDOWICI — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be in Ludowici tomorrow to hear concerns of citizens.
The secretary is also scheduled to provide information regarding the work that the USDA is doing, in its effort to revitalize America. The Rural Community Forum is one of a series the secretary has been conducting around the country.
Vilsack, a Democrat, served as governor of Iowa from 1998 through January, when he was appointed by President Barack Obama.
Vilsack launched his candidacy for president in last year’s election in November 2006, but ended his bid in February 2007.
After he withdrew from the race, he endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton in her bid for the nomination, and was named the co-chairman for her presidential campaign.
Obama asked Vilsack to take over USDA on Dec. 17, and he was unanimously confirmed in the Senate.
Vilsack will be at the Long County Courthouse at 1 p.m. and everyone is invited to public forum.
He is also scheduled to present a grant to the Ludowici Police Department. It is part of USDA’s American Renewal and Reinvestment Act projects.
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