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...meet required targets for cellulosic biofuels."Has it taken longer than we expected? Yes," acknowledges Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.The Obama administration's annual estimates of cellulosic fuel production have proven wildly inaccurate...

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News
New rules aim to get rid of junk foods in schools

...eating habits in our kids, and these efforts should be supported when kids walk through the schoolhouse door," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.Most snacks sold in school would have to have less than 200 calories. Elementary and middle...

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Schools
Alaska Natives battling for subsistence join in logging wars

...is reviewing that decision and is expected to rule any day. Although both Attorney General John Ashcroft and Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman publicly pledged to uphold the rule in the early days of the Bush presidency, the administration...

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Business
Panel says Alaska salmon doesn't qualify as organic

...vote is advisory only, said Richard Mathews, manager of the National Organic Program, a wing of the USDA. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman has the final say, and the department could decide whether or not to develop organic standards for...

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Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper -

...James Watt was forced to resign as interior secretary in the Reagan administration and Earl Butz was ousted as agriculture secretary in the Ford administration, both after cracking jokes that contained ethnic content. For a politician to say...

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