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Green Jobs Key to Obama Administration's Middle Class Task Force

Green Jobs Key to Obama Administration's Middle Class Task Force

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, February 27, 2009 (ENS) – Creating green jobs is the first order of business for the White House Task Force on Middle Class Families. Led by Vice President Joe Biden, the Task Force held its inaugural meeting today in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania. “At a time when good jobs and good…

First Lady Donates Historic Magnolia Seedling to People's Garden

First Lady Donates Historic Magnolia Seedling to People's Garden

WASHINGTON, DC, February 20, 2009 (ENS) – First Lady Michelle Obama carried an historic magnolia tree seedling from the White House to the Department of Agriculture Headquarters building on Thursday to be planted in the first of many community gardens that will be grown at USDA facilities worldwide. The seedling comes from a tree on…

Agriculture Nominee Vilsack Splits the Organic Community

Agriculture Nominee Vilsack Splits the Organic Community

WASHINGTON, DC, January 14, 2009 (ENS) – Agriculture Secretary nominee Tom Vilsack had no problem winning over both Democrat and Republican members of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee during his confirmation hearing today, but he has not done as well with the growers and consumers of organic foods. A trial lawyer and two-term…

115 Groups Ask Obama's Ag Secretary to End Wildlife Killing

115 Groups Ask Obama's Ag Secretary to End Wildlife Killing

WASHINGTON, DC, January 2, 2008 (ENS) – A coalition of 115 conservation, animal protection, ranching, and faith-based organizations from across the United States today sent a letter to President-elect Barack Obama’s nominee for agriculture secretary asking that he halt the government slaughter of millions of wild animals, including wolves, coyotes, bears, cougars, and prairie dogs.…

Obama's Choice of Salazar for Interior, Vilsack for Agriculture Praised

Obama's Choice of Salazar for Interior, Vilsack for Agriculture Praised

CHICAGO, Illinois, December 17, 2008 (ENS) – In announcing Colorado Senator Ken Salazar as his choice for secretary of the interior and former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack for secretary of agriculture, President-elect Barack Obama said he considers both men to be key members of his energy and environment team. “It’s time for a new kind…