U.S. Agriculture Secretary speaks at UNL

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By Tim McNicholas

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Updated: Wed, 06 Nov 2013 10:04:33 CST

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says Congress needs to pass a comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill... there's no way around it.

But he hopes they finish the five–year Farm Bill within the next month or so.

Vilsack addressed that concern today at U–N–L.

His lecture was a capstone to the Rural Futures Conference.

"I wish that every American understood what the people in this room understand," Vilsack said.

"I wish every citizen appreciated the contribution that rural America makes to every American."

Today was the last day of the rural futures conference.

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