Soon after Dan Glickman became head of the Motion Picture Association of America in 2004, he began to hear from studio lobbyists that U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and other Republicans weren’t happy about it.
The U.S. will need to step up efforts to sell surplus farm production overseas if the country hopes to preserve this year’s record profit and exports, former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Clayton Yeutter said.
To make sense of the long quarrel in Congress over the five-year, $500 billion bill to overhaul agricultural policy, look back in time, way before red and blue became the colors that define U.S. politics.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack personally apologized to the black USDA employee he ousted after a furor over an edited videotape of remarks she made in a March speech, saying he “did not handle this situation well.”