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EPA Administrator and Agriculture Secretary Visit the Area Today


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will be in the area today. Their three stop trip starts at Monty Collins’ livestock farm in Pleasantville at 8am, followed by a tour of a biodiesel plant and discussion with the Renewable Energy Group in Newton at 11am and a visit to Gordon Wassenaar’s row crop farm in Prairie City at noon. The trip is part of Administrator Jackson’s continuing, ongoing dialogue with the agriculture community.