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 United States Secretary of State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and John Bolton, President Bush's nominee for ambassador to the U.N. United States: in November 2004, Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Steve Kerr clarified that a law requiring GM seeds sol...
In addition, the Secretary performs such duties as the President is required, in accordance with the United States Constitution, relating to correspondence, commission, or instructions to U.S. ministers or consuls abroad, and to conduct negotiations with foreign representatives.
As the highest-ranking Cabinet member, the Secretary of State is fourth in line to succeed the Presidency, after the Vice President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and President pro tempore of the Senate.
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 United States Senate - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The Constitution of the United States endows the U.S. Senate, in addition to its duty of passing all legislation through Congress, with the exclusive responsibility of confirming certain Presidential appointments, including federal judges and cabinet secretaries as part of the system of checks and balances.
Unlike the United States House of Representatives, there are no strict rules regarding debate, and one strategy used by senators to kill a bill is the filibuster, an intentional extension of debate on the bill, thereby preventing it from coming to a vote.
The senator from each state with the longer tenure is known as the "senior senator" and carries some additional responsibilities to their state's constituents; however, this does not necessarily indicate a hierarchy in which the senior senator has direct authority over the junior senator.
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 Encyclopedia: United States Secretary of Agriculture
Seal of the President of the United States The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States.
The USDA Forest Service, a United States government agency within the United States Department of Agriculture, is under the leadership of the United States Secretary of Agriculture.
Ezra Taft Benson (August 4, 1899–May 30, 1994) was United States Secretary of Agriculture for both of the administrations of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and he later served as President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1985 until his death.
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 United States Department of Agriculture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Ellsworth's interest in aiding agriculture was evident in his annual reports that called for a public depository to preserve and distribute the various new seeds and plants, a clerk to collect agricultural statistics, the preparation of statewide reports about crops in different regions, and the application of chemistry to agriculture.
In 1887, the House and Senate passed bills creating a Department of Agriculture and Labor, but farm interests objected to the inclusion of labor, and the bill was killed in conference.
The USDA is administered by the United States Secretary of Agriculture.
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 United States Secretary of Agriculture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Secretary of Agriculture is the head of the United States Department of Agriculture concerned with land and food as well as agriculture and rural development.
The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet.
The 190 million acres (770,000 km²) of national forests and grasslands are managed by the United States Forest Service.
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 Secretary Of Agriculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
United States Secretary of Agriculture The United States Secretary of Agriculture is the head of the United States Department of Agriculture concerned with land and food as well as agriculture and rural development.
Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food The Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food was a UK cabinet position, responsible for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
United States Department of Agriculture Dept. of Agriculture Established: February 9, 1889 Activated: February 15, 1889 Secretary: Ann M. Veneman Deputy Secretary: Jim Moseley Budget: $72.8 billion (2003) Employees: 114,040 (2003) The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is a Cabinet department of the United States government.
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 United States Department of Agriculture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources, foster rural communities, also to meet the needs of the american people, and end hunger, in America and abroad.
The United States had a largely agrarian economy early in its history.
The Deparment of Agriculture was crucial to providing concerned persons with the assistance that they needed to make it through this diffucult period, helping to ensure that food continued to be produced and distributed to those who needed it, assisting with loans for small landowners, and contributing to the education of the rural youth.
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 Mike Johanns - Agriculture Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture
Johanns served as chairman of the Governors' Biotechnology Partnership and as the state government representative on the advisory committee to the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Secretary Johanns is a graduate of St. Mary's University of Minnesota in Winona.
Secretary Johanns is married to Stephanie Johanns, a former Lancaster County Commissioner and State Senator.
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 United States Department of Agriculture Information - TextSheet.com
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is a Cabinet department of the United States government.
The United States was largely an agrarian economy early in its history.
In 1836 Henry L. Ellsworth, a man interested in improving agricultural, became Commissioner of Patents, a position within the Department of State.
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 SECRETARY-GENERAL APPOINTS ANN M. VENEMAN, UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE, AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF UNITED ...
Veneman has outstanding qualifications and numerous accomplishments in the area of agricultural development and food security.  Since January 2001, she has been the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, the first woman to hold this post, and has presided over a momentous period in the history of American agriculture.
Veneman oversaw the reauthorization of the food stamp and child nutrition programmes, which strengthen the ability of the Department to provide services to recipients and provide additional accountability to taxpayers.  She also finalized the transition from paper food stamps to electronic debit cards, which has reduced fraud in the programme.
Veneman has served in various positions at the Department of Agriculture and in State government.  From 1991 to 1993, she was Deputy Secretary, the Department’s second-highest position.
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 243-01.htm - Display and Handling of the Flags of the United States, the Department of Agriculture, and the Secretary ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of States or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs.
When the flags of States, cities or localities, or pennants of societies are flown on the same halyard with the flag of the United States of America, the latter should always be at the peak.
When the flag of the United States of America is displayed from a staff projecting horizontally or at an angle from the window sill, balcony, or front of a building, the union or blue field of the flag should be placed at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half-staff.
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 Ann M. Veneman - Agriculture Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Secretary Veneman believes strongly in these principles and since taking office, has worked to foster economic opportunities for farmers and ranchers, ensure a safe and wholesome food supply, protect agriculture against pests and diseases, encourage conservation and environmental stewardship, invest in rural communities, and support the next generation of agricultural leaders through new educational opportunities.
Secretary Veneman has been a strong advocate of agriculture education and established the “Leaders of Tomorrow” initiative to strengthen USDA education programs, particularly those involved with mentoring young adults.
The Secretary earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Davis, a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and a juris doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
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 FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
Appellants are farmers or ranchers who live and work within the territorial boundaries of the Tenth Circuit and who seek declaratory and injunctive relief against the President of the United States, the United States Secretary of Agriculture, the United States Secretary of the Treasury, and the United States of America (collectively, "Appellees").
United States, 506 U.S. 224, 252_53 (1993) (Souter, J., concurring in the judgment); Alexander M. Bickel, The Least Dangerous Branch 125_26, 184 (2d ed.
Appellants argue, "It is undisputed that agricultural property rights were subjected to a taking for public use on May 12, 1933." The general statute of limitations period for actions against the United States is six years.
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 USDA Rural Development Home Page
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Conner announced $9 million in Rural Development Community Facilities funding for construction of a covered equestrian arena for St. Andrews Presbyterian College.
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Conner announced over $53 million in loans and grants for construction of new buildings, building repairs and purchases, equipment purchases for first responders and disaster recovery projects in North Carolina stemming from the 2004 hurricane season.
Agriculture Secretary Johanns announced the selection of 150 applicants to receive almost $21 million in USDA Rural Development grant assistance for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in 32 States.
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 HCR 1010 Urging the United States Secretary of Agriculture...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
HCR 1010 Urging the United States Secretary of Agriculture...
agriculture remains the number one industry in the United States, and the family farm has been the backbone of the agricultural industry for the past two hundred years; and
United States Agriculture Secretary Glickman has created a federal commission to hold six hearings throughout the agricultural states on saving and rejuvenating America's small family farms; and
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If the Secretary revokes the approval, Freddie Mac shall be permitted to consummate any purchases of Guaranteed Mortgages as to which it has already entered into purchase contracts or commitments, and shall not be required to divest itself of any Guaranteed Mortgages that it has previously purchased.
Prior to the Secretary's receipt of such notice, any notice with respect to a Guaranteed Mortgage that is given by the Secretary to the applicable Subservicer shall be deemed to have been given to Freddie Mac.
All Leases for residential dwelling units shall be on forms approved by Lender, shall be for initial terms of at least six months and not more than two years, and shall not include options to purchase.
www.rurdev.usda.gov /regs/regs/doc/2000ooo.doc   (9693 words)

  
 STEW LEONARD’S v. DANIEL GLICKMAN, UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
  The Court held the Secretary of Agriculture’s narrow construction of the definition of the term “producer-handler” is consistent with the plain language of the regulation and also faithful to the Secretary of Agriculture’s intent at the time of the regulation’s promulgation.
U.S. (“[T]he statute authorizes the Secretary to devise a method whereby uniform prices are paid by milk handlers to producers for all milk received, regardless of the form in which it leaves the plant and its ultimate use.
  Petitioner contends that the Secretary’s decision was not in accordance with the law because it is arbitrary and capricious, in that the Secretary’s ultimate decision is not supported by the weight of the evidence, and flies in the face of its prior action concerning classification of entities as producer-handlers.
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 Secretary Of Agriculture : Farms and Agriculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
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See live article   Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food The Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food was a UK cabinet position, responsible for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
See live article   United States Secretary of Agriculture The United States Secretary of Agriculture is the head of the United States Department of Agriculture concerned with land and food as well as agriculture and rural development.
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 Iowa Code 2001: Section 199.1
The secretary, upon the recommendation of the dean of agriculture, Iowa State University of science and technology, shall adopt as a rule, after public hearing, pursuant to chapter 17A, the list of seed classified as "primary noxious weed seed" and "secondary noxious weed seed".
The secretary shall prepare tables of tolerances allowable in the enforcement of this chapter and may be guided in the preparation by the regulations under the federal Seed Act, 7 C.F.R., sec.
The Iowa secretary of agriculture shall, by rule, define the terms "breeder", "foundation", "registered", "certified" and "inbred", as used in this chapter.
www.legis.state.ia.us /IACODE/2001/199/1.html   (1021 words)

  
 Secretary-General Appoints Ann M. Veneman, United States Secretary of Agriculture, as Executive Director of United ...
Since January 2001, she has been the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, the first woman to hold this post, and has presided over a momentous period in the history of American agriculture.
She has worked to foster the next generation of agricultural leadership, establishing the Department of Agriculture’s “Leaders of Tomorrow” initiative to strengthen education programmes.
She practised law with the Washington, D.C., law firm of Patton Boggs from 1993 to 1995, before returning to California to serve, from 1995 to 1999, as the state’s Secretary of Food and Agriculture, where she managed agricultural programmes and services for largest and most diverse agriculture-producing state in the United States.
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 00-1357 -- Schroder v. Bush -- 08/24/2001
A 1998 report from the United States Department of Agriculture demonstrates that, more than a decade after Schroder, times are still hard for small farmers in America: "Today, we have 300,000 fewer farmers than in 1979, and farmers are receiving 13 percent less for every consumer dollar.
Bush is substituted for William J. Clinton, President of the United States; Ann M. Veneman is substituted for Daniel R. Glickman, United States Secretary of Agriculture; and Paul H. O'Neill is substituted for Lawrence Summers, United States Secretary of the Treasury, as Defendants-Appellees in this action.
The Honorable Clarence A. Brimmer, Jr., United States District Judge for the District of Wyoming, sitting by designation.
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 United States Secretary of Agriculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The Secretary is a member of the President of the United StatesPresident's United States CabinetCabinet/.
Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture Rod Nilsestuen, Alice in Dairyland Gena Cooper and a room full of farmers gathered to honor the big brown cow.
Federal Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns should accept his agency's mishandling of the second U.S. case of mad cow disease as a warning.
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 75-35-201. Department of agriculture and commerce to cooperate with secretary of agriculture of United States; ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Department of agriculture and commerce to cooperate with secretary of agriculture of United States; acceptance of advisory assistance; expenditure of public funds.
(2) In such cooperative efforts, the department of agriculture and commerce is authorized to accept from said secretary advisory assistance in planning and otherwise developing the state program, technical and laboratory assistance and training (including necessary curricular and instructional materials and equipment), and financial and other aid for administration of such a program.
The department of agriculture and commerce is further authorized to spend public funds of this state appropriated for administration of this chapter to pay fifty per centum (50%) of the estimated total cost of the cooperative program.
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