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USDA Presents Climate Change Initiative

In a speech Thursday at Michigan State University, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack introduced “Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture & Forestry”, an initiative that will utilize voluntary, incentive-based conservation, forestry,...Show More Summary

Why we need regulation: education for SNAP participants?

PoliticoPro Morning Agriculture reports on USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s speech to the Consumer Federation of America’s National Food Policy Conference in Washington, DC. About changing the rules so that SNAP benefits could not be used to buy unhealthy foods, Vilsack said: [recipients] may buy a little bit more soda, but they might buy less salty snacks […]

Vilsack Flips Switch on New Solar Farm

On Earth Day, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack flipped the switch to symbolically activate USDA’s first solar array project in the National Capital Region. The 1.6 Megawatt (MW) solar farm, located at the George Washington Carver Center (Carver Center) in Beltsville, Maryland, is the largest solar array on federal property in this region. Show More Summary

Agriculture Secretary presses NC to support trade

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is touting the benefits of trade in North Carolina as he makes the rounds promoting a White Hose push for more authority in negotiating trade agreements. Click to Continue »

Ringtone of the Day: Sen. Pat Roberts’ Phone Plays ‘Let It Go’ During Committee Hearing

last weekHumor / odd : The Daily What

Queen Elsa made an brief cameo at a boring Senate Finance Committee hearing on Thursday. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was trying to speak, when “Let It Go” started blaring from across the room. The culprit turned out to be Republican Sen. Show More Summary

U.S. Senate hearing interrupted by 'Frozen' song

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was attempting to discuss Farm Bill sign-ups when he was rudely interrupted by Elsa the Snow Queen. (...)

Ag Conservation Easement Funding Available

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Natural Resources Conservation Service chief Jason Weller have announced the availability of $332 million in financial and technical assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). Show More Summary

USDA Extends ARC and PLC Deadlines

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a one week extension for producers to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill. The final day to make the decision, update yield history or reallocate base acres will now be April 7, 2015. Show More Summary

AgriTalk Transcript: Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was a guest on today’s AgriTalk radio program with Mike Adams where the discussion focused, in part, on the Farm Bill, trade issues, and the proposed Dietary Guidelines.  An unofficial transcript of the discussion with Sec. Vilsack is available below. Sec. Vilsack says program signup going well but an extension is still […]

USDA urges Congress to maintain healthy meal standards

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was joined by three health professionals in a news conference to urge Congress to maintain strong nutrition standards for school meals.

Senate Appropriations Ag Subcommittee Hearing with Sec. Vilsack

The Senate Appropriations Ag Subcommittee heard testimony on Tuesday from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about the FY16 USDA budget request.  During the discussion portion of hearing three key issues were discussed relating to Dietary Guidelines, Crop Insurance and Bird Flu. Show More Summary

Ag Secretary and EPA Chief at NFU

The heads of both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency spoke to the National Farmers Union (NFU) convention in Wichita Monday. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $97 million in programsShow More Summary

EPA and USDA Heads to Keynote NFU Convention

Members of the National Farmers Union will hear from both Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and EPA administrator Gina McCarthy on Monday at their convention in Wichita. NFU’s Chandler Goule says registration is open to anyone for the organization’s 113th annual meeting. Show More Summary

Vilsack: Dietary Guidelines Are About Health, Not Environment

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack suggested that environmental issues fall outside the scope of the dietary guidelines.

USDA secretary to speak on childhood hunger

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack plans to announce new programs to help fight childhood hunger during March 9 appearances. The secretary is scheduled to join Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe at a Richmond, Va., elementary school. The...Show More Summary

Top Vilsack adviser to run Hillary Clinton’s Iowa campaign

A top adviser to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a former Iowa governor, is leaving the Obama administration to manage Hillary Clinton's likely presidential campaign in Iowa, four Democrats familiar with the move said Wednesday. Matt Paul, an operative with more than two decades of political experience in Iowa, will return to the Hawkeye State to oversee […]

Tuesday Morning Update: Policy Issues; Trade; Ag Economy; Biotech; and Budget

Policy Issues In a speech yesterday at the 2015 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack discussed the SNAP program and announced “more than $27 million in grants to fund innovative...Show More Summary

Agriculture Department to Provide $27Mln to Fight Childhood Hunger in US

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced more than $27 million in grants to fund innovative projects designed help end childhood hunger.

Tom Vilsack Announces Projects To Fight Child Hunger

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WASHINGTON -- Can bigger food stamp benefits alleviate child hunger in rural Kentucky? U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday that the Obama administration wants to find out. The Department of Agriculture will spendShow More Summary

Sunday Afternoon Update: Policy Issues; Trade; Ag Economy; Biotech; and Regulations

Policy Issues A news release on Friday from USDA’s Farm Service Agency stated that, “Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update […]

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