U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced funding for four rural electric projects in eight states to provide reliable, affordable electricity for rural residents, according to a recent press release. Vilsack made...Show More Summary
At its recent policy conference in Washington, D.C., the Organic Trade Association (OTA) heard from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about the future of organic farming. Vilsack told OTA members that he views organic as “its own separate commodity,” and he is committed to treating it that way. He wants to increase coverage options for... Continue Reading
Published on May 16, 2013- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is calling on Congress to pass legislation he says is crucial to American farmers. -kg
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wants all agencies under his jurisdiction to make it standard operation procedure to address the needs of the organic sector.
This morning U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack met with attendees of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Washington Watch. As is a “tradition” now he posed with us in the USDA office building. He then spent quite a while … Continue reading ?
WASHINGTON - Shrinking budgets mean fewer firefighters will be available this summer even as unusually dry weather has increased the risk of fire in much of the West, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack warned Monday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shrinking budgets mean fewer firefighters will be available this summer even as unusually dry weather has increased the risk of fire in much of the U.S. West, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack warned on Monday...
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) accused U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack of knowing that women and minority farmers fraudulently claimed discrimination to receive taxpayer-funded settlements, and they knowingly initiated more programs to facilitate more of these payments. Show More Summary
By Traci Bruckner on May 2, 2013 - 4:05am On May 1, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced farmers and ranchers can now apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). It rewards producers for conservation practices on their working farm or ranchland. Show More Summary
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, along with Bill Gates, and U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, kicked off a two-day international open data conference. The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance recently received national recognition from the Public Relations Society of America … Continue reading ?
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad appeared together recently defending the Renewable Fuel Standard from recent attacks from people like Robert Bradley Jr. who writes for Forbes. Bradley, an adjunct...Show More Summary
R&D LifeSciences announces its new and improved website with the latest products and advances in technology and research. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed five representatives to serve on the Peanut Standards Board. American Royal volunteers were celebrated at a dinner … Continue reading ?
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for projects to improve electric service in rural areas across 13 states. USDA remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. Today’s announcement is one part of the Department’s efforts to strengthen the rural economy. Show More Summary
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the re-establishment of the Forestry Research Advisory Council and is seeking nominations for new members. Bayer CropScience and Monsanto Company have entered into a series of licensing agreements for next-generation and enabling technologies in the … Continue reading ?
Policy Issues: Appropriations Committee Hearing, Farm Bill Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack testified at a House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee hearing yesterday; the lawmakers met to consider the Administration’s priorities for USDA and make a closer inquiry of the President’s 2014 budget. Show More Summary
Rural electric cooperative utilities across 13 states will receive nearly $280 million for grid infrastructure, Tom Vilsack, secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has announced. The funding, which the department says...Show More Summary
After speaking to 4-H members for breakfast, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined North American Agricultural Journalists for lunch on Monday, covering a variety of important issues, including immigration and getting a new food, farm and jobs bill. “I believe we … Continue reading ?
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new federal-private collaboration with DuPont to safeguard natural resources on private lands used to supply bio-based feedstocks for cellulosic ethanol production. The joint agreement between USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service and DuPont aims to … Continue reading ?
There's no way to get out of the sequester's mandatory budget cuts, right? Wrong—at least for the USDA. Just three weeks after the sequester hit, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack found a way around it, snagging $55 million in new money for meat inspectors—just about the same amount the...
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will visit a Hy-Vee grocery store in Iowa on March 28 to highlight U.S. Department of Agriculture efforts to promote consumption of fruits and vegetables among young children.