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September 12, 1987 | United Press International
Former Agriculture Secretary John R. Block endorsed Kansas Sen. Bob Dole's bid for the GOP presidential nomination Friday as Dole said he would assemble the largest farmer coalition ever organized on behalf of a presidential candidate. Block, who served as agriculture secretary for the first five years of the Reagan Administration, indirectly criticized President Reagan, saying Dole would be an effective negotiator with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
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September 12, 1987 | United Press International
Former Agriculture Secretary John R. Block endorsed Kansas Sen. Bob Dole's bid for the GOP presidential nomination Friday as Dole said he would assemble the largest farmer coalition ever organized on behalf of a presidential candidate. Block, who served as agriculture secretary for the first five years of the Reagan Administration, indirectly criticized President Reagan, saying Dole would be an effective negotiator with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
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July 13, 1985 | United Press International
President Reagan Friday nominated Raymond Lett, an executive assistant to Agriculture Secretary John R. Block, to be an assistant secretary of agriculture.
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February 5, 1985 | Associated Press
Agriculture Secretary John R. block announced Monday the resignation of C.W. McMillan, assistant secretary for marketing and inspection programs. The resignation is effective March 1.
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March 16, 1985 | Associated Press
Agriculture Secretary John R. Block will head the U.S. delegation to the funeral of Prime Minister J. M. G. Adams of Barbados today, the White House said Friday.
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August 16, 1985 | Associated Press
Harris D. Blake, a Pinehurst, N.C., businessman and twice an unsuccessful Republican candidate for Congress, was selected by Agriculture Secretary John R. Block Thursday as the No. 2 official in the Farmers Home Administration.
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June 25, 1985 | Associated Press
Both the United States and the European Community are pricing themselves out of the international market with high farm price supports, Agriculture Secretary John R. Block said today. Consequently, he told the National Press Club, the community and the United States are subsidizing exports in an attempt to gain a larger slice of the global market--and that has produced sniping and accusations on both sides.
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January 5, 1985 | From the Washington Post
An Illinois farming and business partner of Agriculture Secretary John R. Block failed to meet the Jan. 1 repayment deadline on his controversial $400,000 Farmers Home Administration loan, but he is not technically in default, the Agriculture Department said Friday. John W. Curry of Galesburg, Ill., has the standard 15-day grace period. The loan last year provoked charges of political favoritism.
NEWS
August 4, 1985
Agriculture Secretary John R. Block said in St. Louis that he would recommend a veto on any attempt to extend current farm laws and stressed the importance of Congress passing new legislation by Oct. 1. Block said the best farm bill will not necessarily be the one spending the most money, and he chided Congress for increasing federal funds for farm bills before it recessed for the August break.
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August 30, 1985 | Associated Press
The Soviet Union has agreed to abide by its long-term grain agreement with the United States by buying about 1.1 million metric tons of wheat remaining under this year's commitment, Agriculture Secretary John R. Block said today. Block is in Leningrad and his statement was released here by his office. Earlier, Block said there was some question whether Moscow would buy the remainder of the wheat before the current fiscal year ends on Sept. 30.
BUSINESS
February 19, 1985
The Soviet Union has bought an additional 193,000 metric tons of corn--about 7.7 million bushels--for delivery through Sept. 30, the Agriculture Department said. Agriculture Secretary John R. Block said the latest purchase raised U.S. wheat and corn sales to the Soviet Union to a record level. Officials said the latest sale was reported to the department by private exporters, as required by law. No prices or other details were disclosed in the announcement.
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