Recommendation: To help resolve identified borrower noncompliance in a timely manner, the Secretary of Agriculture
should direct the Administrator of RHS to implement enforcement mechanisms that can be tailored to the severity of the borrower noncompliance, such as the civil money penalty enforcement provision in its program regulations.
Details: Steve Kerr, Vermont Secretary of Agriculture
, 116 State Street, Drawer 20, Montpelier, VT 05620-2901.
Trade Representative Robert Zoellick and Secretary of Agriculture
Ann Veneman, as well as other U.
An internationally respected agriculturalist, economist, and author, a former Secretary of Agriculture
and Vice President during Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal, Wallace left the Democratic Party to mount his 1948 campaign for the Presidency because, he argued, the Democratic and Republican parties had both fallen under the influence of Wall Street.
An outraged group of organizations, including the National Family Farm Coalition and Consumers Union, met with Secretary of Agriculture
Dan Glickman in October to demand that it, too, pull the plug.
For example, three to five of the committee members would be elected by the farmers in the county they represent, and two will be appointed by the secretary of agriculture
Meanwhile, a memo from the secretary of agriculture
said, "We share the concerns of the Small Business Administration regarding the potential impacts of these proposals on small businesses.
In general, empowerment zones are areas designated by either the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (urban areas) or the Secretary of Agriculture
(rural areas), that will retain designated status for 10 years.
The thirty-member council, comprised of rural leaders and officials appointed by the President to advise the Secretary of Agriculture
on rural development policy, was worried about information access for rural areas.
I'm proud to announce my nomination of Ed Schafer to be the next Secretary of Agriculture
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) today praised the Senate confirmation of Iowa Secretary of Agriculture
Bill Northey as the U.
Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture
Butch Calhoun last week requested assistance from U.
Secretary of Agriculture
and University of Nebraska Chancellor Clifford Hardin died April 4 at his home in Lincoln, Neb.
Recommendation: To better ensure the safety of foods provided to children through the school meal programs, and to make improvements in three areas related to recalls affecting schools: interagency coordination; notification and instructions to states and schools; and monitoring effectiveness, the Secretary of Agriculture
should direct FNS and that the Secretary of HHS should direct FDA to jointly establish a time frame for completing a memorandum of understanding on how FNS and FDA will communicate during FDA investigations and recalls that may involve USDA commodities for the school meal programs, which should specifically address how FDA will include FNS in its prerecall deliberations.
Secretary of Agriculture
Mike Johanns at United's Fresh Marketplace Show in Chicago on May 7, 2007.