U.S. Agriculture Secretary to visit Y-city

The Associated Press says President Barack Obama is dispatching top administration officials and cabinet members on a rural tour this summer to explore ways to strengthen rural America.

The tour starts Wednesday in Wattsburg, Pennsylvania where Vice President Joe Biden, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will discuss rural broadband services.

According to the White House’s official website the tour also includes a stop in Zanesville.

On August 16, Vilsack and Secretary Ken Salazar will discuss green jobs and a new energy economy, while focusing on renewable energies.

Obama says, “A healthy American Economy depends on a prosperous rural America.”

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