Agriculture Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack named Dave White as chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). NRCS operates programs related to soil and water conservation. White is a career conservationist with NRCS. He provided technical and management expertise in Missouri, South Carolina, Washington, D.C. and Montana, where he served as State Conservationist from 2002 to 2008. White also served in the Senate Agriculture Committee where he helped craft the Conservation Title for both the 2002 and 2008 Farm Bills. He also served on the White House Task Force for Livable Communities during the Clinton Administration.
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