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17, 2012 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack today announced the appointments of 18 members of the Wildlife and
Hunting Heritage Conservation Council
COLUMBIA, MO., August 17, 2012 - Although the farm bills approved by the U.S. Senate and the House Agriculture Committee have much in common, the House Committee bill provides substantially more support
KANSAS CITY, August 13, 2012 - Wayne Pacelle, President and
CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, spoke at last week's
Organization for Competitive Markets meeting in Kansas City and talked to
Agri-Pulse about a wide variety of ag-related issues
"This is the worst drought in forty years and maybe ever," says Congressman John Garamendi, who represents agricultural areas of the highly productive state of California. He projects reductions in water usage from twenty to one hundred percent this year. As a result, he wants to build new water storage lakes in a state that has said no to such construction for fifty years. Along with support from other California Congressmen, he introduced HR 4300: "The Sacramento Valley Water Storage and Restoration Act of 2014." Garamendi comes from a strong agricultural and public policy background. He grew up on a California ranch and still has livestock interests. He holds a degree in business from Berkley and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Garamendi served as Lt. Governor and chaired the Economic Development Commission. He served in the state legislature, rising to Senate Majority Leader and later became California State Insurance Commissioner. In 1995, President Clinton appointed him to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior. He was elected to Congress in 2009.