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Published February 16, 2010, 12:00 AM

Vilsack on board

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said Tuesday that his department is refocusing USDA Rural Development aid that went toward convenience stores and similar busi-nesses in rural areas under the previous administration to investments in food processing, cold storage and farmer’s markets to help build the local foods economy. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Read the article: U.S. Agricultural Secretary wants to build markets and infrastructure for locally grown foods industry