|Stretching dollars talk of Maine Agricultural Trade Show|
Bangor Daily News - 1/14/2009.AUGUSTA, Maine – The 68th annual Maine Agriculture Trades Show on Tuesday provided the latest in equipment, technology and farming innovations. At every turn, however, the economy was on everyone's mind.
|Hope and the new USDA chief|
Grist - 1/14/2009.On Wednesday, former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack began his confirmation hearing to become the 30th U.S. secretary of agriculture with the promise to be a forward-looking leader who would make the USDA a 21st century agency.
|Additional reporting from Vilsack’s confirmation hearing|
DTN The Progressive Farmer - 1/14/2009.Tom Vilsack's confirmation hearing for agriculture secretary basically went off without a hitch Wednesday in Washington. The hearing effectively amounted to those wonderful, protracted question-speeches by senators working to stress to Vilsack all of the things they want to make sure he does for their particular pet programs at USDA.