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Jerry Hagstrom

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Agriculture, Business And Financial Affairs: Potential GOP Targets

November 16, 1996 AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT griculture Secretary Glickman has his job as long as he wants it. Just under two years in the post, Glickman, a former Democratic House Member from Kansas, has put down deep roots. Unlike his boss in the Oval Office, he's extremely popular in the Farmbelt. Glickman has already...

Cream of the Crop

September 1, 1996 he Foreign Service's personnel system is based on the Navy's and has more in common with military personnel systems than the civil service. The corps of Americans who perform the U.S. government's foreign policy work is tiny for a nation this size. The State Department Foreign Service is composed of...

Anxiety Abroad

September 1, 1996 he U.S. government is sacrificing a generation of Foreign Service officers just as it did in the 1950s when Sen. Joseph McCarthy's anticommunist witch hunt and battles over "who lost China" forced talented, high-ranking officers to quit or retire. That's how one Foreign Service officer describes what's happening to officers...

Born of the Dust Bowl

June 1, 1996 oday federal farmland policies raise the specter of overregulation, but the condition of the American soil has been a matter of political interest since the founding of the country. "Since the achievement of our independence, he is the greatest patriot who stops the most gullies," Patrick Henry said shortly after...

Common Ground

June 1, 1996 hen Paul Johnson, an Iowa farmer, former Democratic state legislator and folk hero of the sustainable agriculture movement, became chief of the Agriculture Department's Soil Conservation Service in 1993, he didn't have to travel far to learn why the once venerated agency was in deep trouble with the farmers it...