Tom Vilsack, U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Tom Vilsack - Power 50 Profile

Power 50 Ranking, 2011: 49

Title: Secretary

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Key Development: Introduced new MyPlate dietary icon; saved $356 million by improving program payment accuracy for the SNAP nutrition program.

What's Next: Continue implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act; rollout of nutritional labeling for meat and poultry.

At a press conference held last month to introduce the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new MyPlate dietary guideline icon, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack discussed improving the nation's diet in terms of preventative health care, improved education results, economic competitiveness and even national security...More

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