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Vilsack to hold Twitter session

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will host a live “virtual office hours” session on Twitter at 3:30 p.m. today to answer questions on the role of rural America to the national and global economy, increasing agricultural opportunities in U.S. communities, and the importance of passing a five-year farm bill, USDA announced Friday.

The agency said Vilsack will answer Twitter queries such as:

What are the emerging sectors in agriculture for new farmers and ranchers; where do I find them?
In both rural and urban communities, what is the significance of the agricultural sector?
I didn’t grow up on a farm. Are there other opportunities in agriculture besides farming that I should know about?
Questions may be submitted in advance to the @USDA Twitter account using the hashtag #AskUSDA.

Interested persons may tune in online by following @USDA and using #AskUSDA.