US Agriculture secretary listening to folks during Charleston visit

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting South Carolina to hear what folks have to say about protecting the nation's land and water.

Vilsack holds a listening session at Charles Towne Landing in Charleston on Monday. He's being joined by other federal officials as part of president Obama's America's Great Outdoors Initiative.

Local officials will have a chance to say what's being done at the local level and provide ideas for preserving the nation's land and waters.

Conservation leaders join Vilsack to discuss the state's outdoor heritage and what can be done in the future.

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