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Commemorating 150 Years at USDA – Join a Live Twitter Chat with Secretary Vilsack and #AskUSDA

Did you know USDA brings Thanksgiving dinner to our troops serving abroad?
Did you know that USDA is
responsible for fabric testing, including creating flame-retardant finishes used on products like firefighters’ uniforms and military clothing and children’s pajamas?
Did you know 1 in 5 Americans drink H2O that originated on a national forest?

USDA has a rich history, shaping every region of our great nation and impacting the lives of every citizen. This year as we celebrate our 150th anniversary, we want to make it complete with your input!

In this month’s USDA Virtual Office Hours, Secretary Vilsack wants to hear your thoughts, experiences and questions related to USDA programs and activities, while focusing on key issues for our future. This is your chance to add to the digital archive and to ask the Secretary himself what is in store for the future of this storied Department.

You can see the photos, and read our blogs, Monday is your chance to add your own account to USDA’s history and help us shape the future.

What was your first encounter with agriculture or USDA?
What questions do you have about how we continue the success of agriculture?
What do you feel is the most significant opportunity or issue facing agriculture that you’d like him to address?

Ask your questions or share your thoughts now on Twitter using the hashtag #askUSDA and #USDA150, and tune in Monday, May 14 at 1:30pm ET following the hashtags for our live conversation.

2 Responses to “Commemorating 150 Years at USDA – Join a Live Twitter Chat with Secretary Vilsack and #AskUSDA”

  1. Janet Thew says:

    I don’t have twitter, but am outraged by the inexcusable waste and cruelty perpetrated by Wildlife “Services”. If you haven’t read the Sacramento Bee series, by Tom Knudson, you must do so. The USDA has got to move into the 21st century, and first on the agenda should be euthanizing this boondoggle for ranchers. News flash…most Americans value wildlife. Ranchers should no longer be in control of our resources.
    I welcome suggestions on how to get this accomplished. I’ll continue spreading the word about this abusive department.
    Thank you.

  2. kabir says:

    Hon’ble Secretary,

    Do you think USDA made considerable progress in servicing farmers, lands development , job creation in 150 years while making history?
    Thanks for the greater services.


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