Power 50 Ranking: 47 Title: Secretary Agency: U.S. Department of Agriculture Key Developments: Directed an additional $20 billion in funding to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. What's Next: Continue work on boosting fruit and vegetable consumption in U.S.; upgrade food safety systems. In his February keynote address during the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Agricultural Outlook Forum 2009,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said, “Farming … is the most ...

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