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Vilsack on Future of Farming
Virginia H. Harris Progressive Farmer Associate Editor
Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:06 PM CDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (DTN) -- The next generation of U.S. farmers will face challenges such as adapting to climate change and finding ways to feed a growing world population, U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack told some 10,000 FFA members Thursday morning at the first general session of the 2014 National FFA Convention and Expo here.

Vilsack identified several challenges facing American agriculture, encouraging FFA members to work toward resolving those challenges.

"FFA, you are the future of agriculture, you are the folks who can embrace these challenges, you are excited to meet them," Vilsack said.

He pointed out the increasing median ...

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