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American Government Global Achievement Overlooked

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President Lincoln on May 15, 1862 "in the aftermath of staggering causalities suffered during the bloody Union victory at Shiloh, and with Federal armies advancing" on Corinth, Mississippi, signed the legislation creating the Department of Agriculture.

This legislation eventually put an agricultural agent in every county in America to help farmers continually improve their methods and produce better and better crops.

Today government agencies are under fire.

Perhaps President Obama might create a new vision and use those county agents, who are still present in every county in America--even the ones without farms, to teach continual improvement and systems thinking to schools, government agencies, and businesses.

Let's not forget again the principles that made us a great nation.

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Clare Crawford-Mason was the producer of the NBC documentary, "If Japan Can, Why Can't We?" which reported on Deming's work in Japan and the co-author of Quality or Else: The Revolution in World Business, Thinking About Quality: Management, Wisdom (more...)

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This is the year 2012.   Does that mean any... by Ned Lud on Friday, Jun 1, 2012 at 5:52:24 PM
It is amusing reading the fables we are supposed t... by Mike Preston on Saturday, Jun 2, 2012 at 4:25:54 AM
If US county agriculture agents could be prepared ... by Clare Crawford-Mason on Saturday, Jun 2, 2012 at 1:40:22 PM