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Policy Issues; Cuba; Agricultural Economy; and, Regulations- Tuesday

Policy Issues DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported yesterday that, “Congress wants USDA to operate like a business, but Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is complaining that Congress is willing to spend $1.5 million on outside studies to duplicate work his department has already finished. “Vilsack, in a phone interview with DTN on Thursday, expressed his frustration […]

Vilsack: No Regulatory Fix for COOL

Last weekend, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack told the 2014 National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention that there is no regulatory fix for country-of-origin labeling (COOL). After the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling in favor of Canada and Mexico in an ongoing dispute with the U.S. over COOL, a team at the Department of... Continue Reading

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the appointment of eight individuals to serve on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board. The American Farm Bureau Federation together...Show More Summary

US: Vilsack appoints new members to NAREEE

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed eight people to serve on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board.

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED REPUBLICAN, IT WOULD BE OPEN SEASON ON BLACK WOMEN: New emails show White H…

THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED REPUBLICAN, IT WOULD BE OPEN SEASON ON BLACK WOMEN: New emails show White House role in Sherrod ouster. A 2010 email from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his department was “waiting for the go-ahead” from the White House before accepting the resignation of employee Shirley Sherrod, according to newly […]

PMA signs COOL Reform Coalition letter

The Produce Marketing Association has joined with more than 100 other business and food groups in the U.S. to ask Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to rescind portions of the country of origin labeling requirements to avoid retaliatory tariffs threatened by Canada.

PMA signs COOL Reform Coalition letter

The Produce Marketing Association has joined with more than 100 other business and food groups in the U.S. to ask Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to rescind portions of the country of origin labeling requirements to avoid retaliatory tariffs threatened by Canada.

Corn Growers Part of White House Women in Ag Event

A Past President of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) was part of a White House ceremony last week recognizing women is agriculture. Pam Johnson joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Deputy Secretary...Show More Summary

Policy Issues; Ag Economy; Regulations; Biotech; and, Biofuels

Policy Issues DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported on Friday that, “Without giving any indication how the next World Trade Organization ruling on Country of Origin Labeling will come down, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday the COOL decision could become public within a few weeks, if not days. “Vilsack spent Thursday with his Mexican […]

World Trade Organization Sides With U.S. In Poultry Trade Dispute

Senator Johnny Isakson, along with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Representatives Bob Goodlatte and John Carney, and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced this morning a trade enforcement action with major impacts to Georgia’s poultry industry – Georgia’s largest agricultural product. Show More Summary

Vilsack Spotlights Ag Innovation

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spotlighted agricultural innovations during an appearance at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Monday. Vilsack stressed the importance of global cooperation in biotechnology innovations. “It’s in...Show More Summary

Vilsack Gaining on Glickman in Office

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is within two weeks of serving longer in that position than Dan Glickman under President Clinton. “In about 15 days he will beat my record, because I was in office about 5 years and 11 months,” said Glickman during his introduction of Vilsack at a Chicago Council on Global Affairs event on Monday. “He’s doing this... Read More

NCBA Concerns About Beef Checkoff

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met earlier this week with the Beef Checkoff working group and reportedly told them he’s planning on implementing a new checkoff program for the industry by January, 2016. The action would be taken under...Show More Summary

USDA Invests in Specialty Crop Producers

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack while in Miami, Florida announced nearly $118 million in grants to strengthen markets for specialty crops, such as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops. The grants were authorized...Show More Summary

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; and, Biotech- Monday

Farm Bill On Friday, Don Wick, of The Red River Farm Network (RRFN), spoke with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about Farm Bill issues. An audio replay of the RRFN discussion can be found here, while an unofficial FarmPolicy.com transcript of the conversation with Don Wick and Sec. Vilsack is available here. In part, Sec. […]

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; and, CFTC- Friday

Farm Bill AP writer David Pitt reported yesterday that, “Farmers can start as early as next week on signing up for new safety net programs that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said replaces the much-criticized direct payments with government payouts based on the risks farmers face. “Vilsack traveled to St. Paul, Minnesota, to hold a news […]

USDA Unveils New Risk Management Programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the new programs included in the 2014 Farm Bill to help farmers better manage risk. The new programs, Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), represent the endShow More Summary

White House Announces $68 Million For 540 US Renewable & Energy Efficiency Projects

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $68 million in funding Thursday for 540 US renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the nation’s rural communities. This legislation is part of the “Swiss Army knife” of tools for jobs, innovation, infrastructure, research, and conservation President Obama has been talking about. Show More Summary

Vilsack appoints members to National Organic Standards Board

Four new members are set to join the National Organic Standards Board in January, having been appointed recently by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

USDA announces major investments to improve the reliability of rural electric systems

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to invest more than $518 million in rural electric cooperatives, with the goal of improving the delivery of electric power to communities in 15 states. Show More Summary

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