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Vilsack Falls Into Usual Trap in Discussing How Much Americans Spend on Food

Vilsack, during an address in Wichita, Kansas, on Monday, praised US farmers for their productivity. They are 12 times more productive than in 1950, he said. That means Americans spend just 10% of their income on food versus 15% to 20% or more in other countries, which leaves more for other items.

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