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NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Chris Johnson hit a three-run home run in the top of the 10th inning Wednesday, boosting the Atlanta Braves to a 4-1 win over the New York Mets.

United States to develop biofuels

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Energy and Agriculture departments will work to develop biofuels.

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. government officials have released the National Biofuels Action Plan, an interagency plan to accelerate development of a sustainable biofuels industry.

USDA awards $35M for energy projects

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded $35 million for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, the department announced Wednesday.

USDA awards $6.9M for energy projects

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Agriculture Department Tuesday said it released $6.9 million in loans and grants for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

USDA awards $4.1M to study bee disease

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- The University of Georgia will get a $4.1 million grant to study diseases affecting the bee population, U.S. Agriculture Department Secretary Ed Schafer said.

Ag funds available for conservation moves

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- More than $200 million for two voluntary conservation programs will be available to farmers and ranchers, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer said.

U.S. threatens to ban premium Italian wine

ROME, June 5 (UPI) -- Italy's most expensive wine may be banned from the United States because of claims that some of it is made with cheaper grapes mixed in.
U.S. to outline strategy for food crisis

U.S. to outline strategy for food crisis

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer says he will outline a three-part, long-term strategy to fight rising food prices during next week's summit in Rome.

Biofuels win big bucks from new farm bill

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The farm bill passed last week by Congress, and promised a veto this week by President Bush, gives a big boost to the renewable fuels industry.

U.S. closes abusive slaughterhouses

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- U.S. food safety inspectors ordered a brief closure of 34 U.S. livestock slaughterhouses because of inhumane treatment of animals, officials said Wednesday.

Farmers reminded to submit Ag census info

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer Monday reminded America's farmers to respond to the 2007 Census of Agriculture either by mail or the Internet.

USDA still mum on 'downer cow' rule change

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. secretary of agriculture is not taking a position on the proposed ban on processing sick "downer" cattle at slaughterhouses, a spokesman said.

Colombia Web 'tariff ticker' introduced

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Two U.S. Cabinet members introduced a "tariff ticker" meant to press Congress into action on the Colombia Free-Trade Agreement.

21 grants awarded for biomass research

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Two U.S. departments said they plan to invest $18.4 million for biomass research, development and demonstration projects over three years.
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Ed Schafer
U.S. President George W. Bush participates in the Ceremonial Swearing-in for Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington on February 6, 2008. From RIGHT are Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer, his wife Nancy, Deputy Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner and Bush. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Edward Thomas "Ed" Schafer (born August 8, 1946) served as the 29th United States Secretary of Agriculture from 2008 to 2009. He also served as the Governor of North Dakota from 1992 to 2000.

Schafer was born and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota, and is the son of businessman Harold Schafer. His sister, Pam Schafer, was the first wife of Democratic-NPL U.S. Senator Kent Conrad.

His educational background includes a bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota, where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, and an M.B.A. from the University of Denver. Following graduation, he went to work at the Gold Seal Company, a North Dakota-based manufacturing company owned by his father, eventually serving as company president from 1978 to 1985.

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