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Vilsack Got Farm Subsidies, A Goverment Benefit That Obama Has Pledged To Cut

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President-elect Obama has pledged to cut farm subsidies and embrace renewable fuels -- two initiatives that hit close to the wallet of his newly unveiled pick for agriculture secretary, Tom Vilsack.

From 2000 to 2006, Vilsack, the former governor of Iowa, and his wife collected $42,782 in subsidies from the department he was tapped Wednesday to oversee.

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