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U.S. Ag Secretary expands Dairy Industry Research

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MADISON, Wisconsin (WKOW) - UW-Madison will soon be expanding its research on the dairy industry.  Visiting campus Tuesday (05/07), U.S. Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, announced the UW will get nearly $10-million from the federal government.

The project will focus on improving dairy farm production while reducing environmental pollution. Vilsack says UW's research emphasizes the importance of having a new farm bill, now that the 2008 farm bill has expired.

"You just can't underscore the significance of research and its particular tie to productivity in American agriculture," says Vilsack.  

The U.S.D.A. project also works to improve education in public schools to encourage young people to get involved in agriculture.

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