Vilsack briefs Obama on ag matters

Vilsack briefs Obama on ag matters

Ag secretary discusses rail situation, FSA modernization, California drought and school lunch changes.

PRESIDENT Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met Sept. 8 with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who said he briefed the two on crucial issues in the countryside, including the rail service situation, drought in California, implementation of school nutrition standards and modernizing Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices.

Rail capacity. In a press call later in the day, Vilsack said he talked briefly about the railcar backlog and the pote

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