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October 18, 2005

Moultrie -- United States Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns came to the Sunbelt Ag Expo today to talk with farmers about the 2007 Farm Bill.

He also took the opportunity to appoint South Georgia native Teresa Lasseter as administrator of the Farm Service Agency. Recently, there was talk of closing FSAs around the country, but Johanns says no decision has been made, yet.

After Lasseter's appointment, Johanns sat down in a listening session with farmers to hear their concerns about the farm bill.

He started with comments from Future Farmers of America and 4-H members to get their opinions on what farmers will need in the future.

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