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Vilsack re-appointed to head USDA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) -

Former governor and U.S. Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack will keep his job in President Obama's second term.

He is expected to spend the next several months lobbying Congress to pass a farm bill that would extend agriculture subsidies and domestic food aid.

Farm-state lawmakers' efforts to pass that bill failed in the last congress.

Vilsack spent much of his first term working to revitalize rural America.

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