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EPA Ag Adviser: Door is Open
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Wed Apr 17, 2013 09:56 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Sarah Bittleman, the EPA's new agriculture counselor, is determined to improve communications between rural America and an agency that many farmers consider both economically and culturally threatening.

"My door is open," Bittleman told DTN in an interview. "My title is agriculture counselor to the administrator, but in order for me to counsel EPA on agriculture, I need to hear from the farmers," she said.

If anyone can turn around EPA's relationship with rural America, it may be Bittleman. She comes to EPA after serving as senior adviser to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on energy and EPA issues. ...

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