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USDA Deputy Secretary Merrigan in South Dakota

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Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan is in South Dakota through Thursday to announce new USDA grants to combat global hunger, promote rural business development and highlight the economic importance of local and regional food systems.  She is also bringing the USDA's college tour to South Dakota State University to discuss the "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food" initiative and efforts to create new opportunities for farmers, ranchers and communities.