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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Richard Thomson


Total cost of 13 trips: $9,662.03


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: GUNTERSVILLE, AL
Sponsor: Gold Kist
Purpose: OVERSIGHT OF USDA ONLINE INSPECTION MOTELS PILOT PROJECT
Date: Jan 12, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $327.64
source

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AG COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE AND SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE CULTIVATION, HARVESTING, PROCESSING, REFINING AND MARKETING OF SUGARCANE.
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $736.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: EXAMINE EQUITY MARKET CONSEQUENCES OF AG POLICY
Date: Mar 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $868.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Feld Entertainment D/B/A Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey
Purpose: TOUR BREEDING FACILITY
Date: Jul 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $218.59
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK CONGRESS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESS
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $749.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: BRIEFING ON ECONOMIC TRENDS IN FOOD PRODUCTION
Date: Apr 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $620.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Purpose: ATTEND & PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source

Destination: WICHITA, KS-DODGE CITY, KS
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, PACKER OWNERSHIP ISSUES, TRADE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING, FOOD SAFETY
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,912.30
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLA
Sponsor: FLORIDA FARM BUREAU, FLORIDA FRUIT & VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER SERVICES
Purpose: TO REVIEW STATE & FEDERAL COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING LAWS FOR PRODUCE
Date: Jul 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $943.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: EXAMINE ROLE OF EQUITY MARKETS IN THE STRUCTURE OF THE PACKING SECTOR
Date: Sep 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $849.00
source

Destination: MARTINSVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Virginia Tech
Purpose: VA AQUACULTURE RESEARCH
Date: Oct 6, 2003
Expense: $410.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $737.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Richard Thomson.


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Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

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