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Agriculture Secretary Tours OR Farm Affected By Drought

(Salem, OR)  --  U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack toured an Oregon farm affected by drought and got an update on wildfires in the state yesterday.  Vilsack and Governor Kate Brown toured G&C Farms in Salem and saw how the drought is affecting crops.  Vilsack also attended a wildfire briefing at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem.  Vilsack says he talked with President Biden about the importance of forest management.  Vilsack says the three-point-three-billion dollars included in the bipartisan infrastructure bill to fund forest management is only a start.

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