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For Which Party Should Farmers and Rural Voters Vote?

Tom Vilsack is a rurally focused individual. The Democrat is a former Iowa governor - who is currently the only Department of Agriculture Secretary President Barack Obama has had. Vilsack is, of course, a partisan politician. He was a dark horse on the short list to be presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick. Show More Summary

VP Candidates at the Iowa State Fair

Both presidential candidates skipped the Iowa State Fair this year, but their running mates were there. Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine strolled the grounds first with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack – former governor of the state who was on the short list of finalists to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate. Show More Summary

USDA Invests in New #Farmers

During a visit to Iowa State University this week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced some new initiatives to help new and beginning farmers. First, Vilsack announced a new investment of $17.8 million for 37 projects to help...Show More Summary

Farm Bureau Seeks Emergency Dairy Aid from USDA

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has asked the USDA to provide emergency assistance for the nation’s dairy farmers. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, AFBF President Zippy Duvall said AFBF supported a recent request from 61 members of Congress asking USDA to provide emergency assistance. Show More Summary

Tom Vilsack Accuses Donald Trump Of Violating The Logan Act; Trump Claims He Was Only Joking

Tom Vilsack, the Secretary of Agriculture, asked whether presidential candidate Donald Trump violated the Logan Act. The Logan Act is a 200-year-old law that prohibits U. S. citizens from private dealings with foreign governments “in...Show More Summary

Letter From The Editor: Legacy writing at USDA

Now that we know Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be with us to the end, it’s time to loop back and seriously consider the food safety legacy he has left behind for himself and his President. Vilsack helped us out by putting out his own list on July 5. Under the title “Safer Food... Continue Reading

Why Clinton Might Pick Tom Vilsack For Veep

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CLEVELAND ? Hillary Clinton’s camp is focusing on Tom Vilsack as a potential running mate, but not because he is the former governor of Iowa or the longest-serving secretary of agriculture in half a century. It’s because Vilsack, in his own mind, remains a son of the place of his birth and upbringing ? Pittsburgh. Show More Summary

Dear Clinton, you want to lose ground with your base, then pick Vilsack or Kaine

Dear god, I hope this is all about shitty sources, and not reflective of what’s actually going on inside Camp Clinton: Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack have emerged as leading contenders after a rigorous...Show More Summary

Vilsack Named Possible Democrat #Veep

The media and the Twitterverse spread the news quickly Wednesday that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is considering Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as her running mate, but the buzz about that potential has been around for almost a year in the ag world. Show More Summary

Is Hillary Clinton’s Running Mate Tim Kaine? VP List Includes Tom Vilsack, Julian Castro

Who is Hillary Clinton’s running mate? Virginia Senator Tim Kaine and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack are the most likely to emerge as vice president for the democratic party, after a scrupulous vetting process in the search for VP. Show More Summary

Why Tom Vilsack May Become VP

As rumors continue to swirl around Hillary Clinton's short list for VP, one name has quietly remained behind the scenes: Secretary Tom Vilsack. Now, nothing gets the base less excited than the Secretary of Agriculture. But that may actually...Show More Summary

Cops are scared, the 9/11 coverup, and other notable commentary of the day

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From the right: Hillary’s Really Eyeing This Guy for Veep? Jim Geraghty at National Review is astonished that Hillary Clinton’s vice-presidential short list is said to include Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Maybe they bonded over “their shared love for destroying public records,” he suggests. (As Iowa governor, he destroyed e-mails sought under a Freedom of...

AP sources: Clinton VP search focus is Kaine, Vilsack, Perez

Democrats familiar with the search say Clinton's campaign has focused in recent days on Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, a former governor, mayor and one-time Catholic missionary fluent in Spanish; Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, an ex-Iowa...Show More Summary

Vilsack? One of Hillary's Veep Finalists Is Tom Vilsack?

Tom Vilsack? Hillary Clinton is thinking of choosing former Iowa governor and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack? Talk about an option who’s been sitting on the shelf a while. Vilsack was reportedly one of the finalists to be John Kerry’s running mate in 2004. Show More Summary

REPORT: Kaine, Vilsack top Clinton’s VP list. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Sen. Tim K…

REPORT: Kaine, Vilsack top Clinton’s VP list. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) are the leading contenders to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, according to a new report. The two have emerged as the front-runners on a shortlist including other candidates, The Washington Post said Tuesday. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has […]

Clinton Ready to Choose Running Mate

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (D) “have emerged as leading contenders after a rigorous vetting process, Democrats close to the selection believe, but they are not the only two prospects still in contention,” CNN reports. However, [...]

There's Something Disturbing About One of Hillary's Top VP Picks

Tom Vilsack is a trendy guy—but only if by "trendy," you mean "normcore." He has spent the past eight years as secretary of the US Department of Agriculture—the country cousin of presidential cabinet positions. He's a solid centrist Democrat from Iowa, where he served two terms as governor, as well as a stint as mayor of a town called Mt. Show More Summary

Trump’s Safe Veep Choice Frees Clinton

New York Times: “By choosing someone so conventional, Mr. Trump has made it easier for Mrs. Clinton to follow suit with an unadventurous pick of her own, like Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia or Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a former [...]

Exchange of the Day

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (D) was asked by NBC News whether he was being considered as a possible running mate for Hillary Clinton: NBC News: So, let me ask you point blank, are you being vetted right now by the [...]

Secretary Vilsack Addresses #Biobased2016

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was the keynote speaker at the United Soybean Board 2016 Biobased Stakeholders’ Dialogue at USDA headquarters today. Vilsack was impressed with the wide range of biobased products on display at the event. Show More Summary

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