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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

USDA to invest $500M in livestock industry

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is moving forward with their plan to stuff $500 billion into the meat and poultry packing industry. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack explained his updated plan to Congress while noting he wants make it less rare for small and mid-sized entities to succeed.