WEAVERVILLE, Calif. - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will discuss the future of forestry and other issues during a town-hall meeting in this mountain community on Monday, Dec. 10.

Vilsack will talk about economic opportunities for rural areas through forestry, farming and ranching, the biobased economy and more, according to a USDA news release.

The secretary will seek suggestions from attendees on how the federal government can work with rural communities, the release stated.

The 5:30 p.m. meeting will be held at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 100 Memorial Drive.

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