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Senate confirms 31st Secretary of Agriculture: Sonny Perdue

Sonny Perdue today is the 31st Secretary of Agriculture, having won confirmation by the U.S. Senate in an 87-to-11 vote on Monday. The former governor of Georgia succeeds Tom Vilsack, who led the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the past eight years and who endorsed Perdue as his successor once the former Georgia governor was... Continue Reading

Vilsack’s New Job is Official

With the inauguration of President Trump just days away, the Cabinet position of Agriculture Secretary remains vacant but former Secretary Tom Vilsack has already moved on and will be taking a new job as president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council on February 1. “Growing the global market for U.S. dairy products is essential to the future of... Read More

Appointees join National Potato Promotion Board

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed 39 members to the National Potato Promotion Board. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed 39 members to the National Potato Promotion Board.

National Watermelon Promotion Board gets new appointees

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed 13 members to the National Watermelon Promotion Board. While 12 of the members began three-year terms starting Jan. 1, one new member (John Prukop) will complete a two-year term beginning immediately. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed 13 members to the National Watermelon Promotion Board. Show More Summary

Blueberry council names new members

Three-year terms began Jan. 1 for 13 new members of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council and their alternates, appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Producer members are:

USDA Announces New GIPSA Rules

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack yesterday announced updated regulations under the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). The “Farmer Fair Practices Rules” outline “common sense protections to restore fairness...Show More Summary

Vilsack Receives Norman Borlaug Medallion

At a special ceremony at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates in Des Moines last week, the World Food Prize Foundation honored the USDA and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack with the Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Medallion. Ambassador KenShow More Summary

Vilsack says Democrats need better message for rural America

No one listened to Tom Vilsack. As agriculture secretary during the entire Obama administration, the former Iowa governor has for years been telling anyone who will pay attention — farmers, … Click to Continue »

Vilsack Bids Farewell at #NAFB16

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack made his final appearance at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention of his eight years in this office. “First of all, I want to thank the broadcasters here today,” Vilsack started his remarks to a standing room only crowd. “I think all of you have done and continue to do a great service, particularly... Read More

Federal magistrate takes Beef Checkoff under advisement

Federal Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston heard arguments for 55 minutes Tuesday from attorneys representing the activist legal fund R-CALF USA and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about the Beef Checkoff program. Judge Johnston of the U.S. Show More Summary

Sec Vilsack Says Diversity in Ag Key to Future

10 months agoIndustries / Agriculture : AgWired

Diversity was the simple message Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack shared with FFA members at the 89th National FFA Convention. He encouraged each young person to be proud of our history in agriculture and to use their voice to tell that inspiring story. “I am here first and foremost today to thank FFA for it’s commitment to diversity. Each of you... Read More

Sec. Vilsack at the National Press Club Yesterday

Joseph Morton reported today at the World-Herald Herald Online that, “The efficiency of modern American farming certainly looks like a success story. “Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday that over the course of his lifetime, the country’s agricultural production has risen 170 percent — all while using 26 percent less land. But the production gains […]

USDA Announces Grants for Veteran Farmers

11 months agoIndustries / Agriculture : AgWired

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $8.4 million in grants that will be used to provide training, outreach and technical assistance for the nation’s socially disadvantaged, tribal and veteran farmers and ranchers. “USDA was...Show More Summary

Sec. Vilsack: “I just sometimes think rural America is a forgotten place”

From the front page of Today’s Washington Post Greg Jaffe and Juliet Eilperin reported on the front page of today’s Washington Post that, “Late last year, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack strode into the Oval Office to tell President Obama that he wanted to resign. “‘Mr. President,’ he said, ‘I think it’s time to go.’ “Vilsack […]

Sec. Vilsack Discusses Farm Economy at Senate Ag Committee Hearing

Yesterday, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack testified before the Senate Ag Committee at a hearing titled, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Current State of the Farm Economy.” In his prepared testimony, Sec. Vilsack pointed out that, “Even as commodity prices have weakened and farm incomes have decreased, the rural economy remains strong. Our […]

Sec. Vilsack Points to Positives in “Rural America”- While Senate Ag Committee set to Focus on “Farm Economy”

Tomorrow, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will provide testimony before the Senate Agriculture Committee at a hearing titled, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Current State of the Farm Economy.” In perhaps would could be a precursor to some of the points Sec. Vilsack may highlight tomorrow, he penned a brief opinion item that […]

Sec. Vilsack Remarks on Current Issues: Bayer/Monsanto Deal, and U.S. W.T.O Trade Case

In a recent interview with Bloomberg News, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack provided perspective on recent issues impacting the agricultural economy. Last week, Bayer and Monsanto announced that they signed a definitive agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto. This proposed merger garnered attention in the front pages of The Wall Street Journal, and […]

US Challenges Chinese #Rice #Wheat #Corn Support

11 months agoIndustries / Agriculture : AgWired

U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers today announced the launch of trade enforcement action against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Show More Summary

Agriculture Department closes offices in five states after anonymous email threat

In an email to employees, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said USDA is closing the offices "due to the serious nature of these threats." He did not characterize the threats, but asked employees to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity. Show More Summary

Agriculture offices in five states closed after anonymous threats

"Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said USDA is closing the offices 'due to the serious nature of these threats.'" The post Agriculture offices in five states closed after anonymous threats appeared first on Hot Air.

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