From left: Erik Johnson, Associate Legislative Director, National Association of Counties, Larry Naake, Executive Director, National Association of Counties, Dexter Payne, County Commissioner, Muskogee, Oklahoma, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Don Larson, National Association of Counties, Brookings, South Dakota, Lu Barron, Board of Supervisors, Linn County Iowa, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Edwin Rosado, Legislative Director, National Association of Counties. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with the National Association of Counties Rural Action Caucus in Washington, DC, Thursday, April 7, 2011. NACO was in Washington visiting a variety of Federal Agencies in regard to federal programs. Their priority at the United States Department of Agriculture was programs associated with the reauthorization of the Farm Bill with respect to rural development programs. USDA Photo by Bob Nichols.
May 6, 2014
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