WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cut in funding for the U.S. meat and poultry inspections contained in the Obama administration's 2015 budget proposal does not mean less attention to food safety, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Tuesday.
Farm Bill DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported late last week that, “Farmers won’t sign up for new farm programs until their 2014 spring crops are in the bin next fall, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Friday.” The article indicated that, “Under the timeline laid out by the secretary, producers who grow crops such as […]
He’s been a regular fixture at Commodity Classic, with this year his fifth appearance at the annual gathering of corn, wheat, soybean and sorghum growers. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s message to those gathered in San Antonio at this morning’s … Continue reading ?
The growers of the Nation’s biggest crops will once again host the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture for their biggest meeting of the year. For the fifth time in a row, Tom Vilsack will deliver the keynote address to Commodity Classic, … Continue reading ?
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined President Barack Obama in Fresno, Calif., today to announce that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide additional assistance to help farmers, ranchers and residents affected by severe drought in California. Show More Summary
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced USDA is making $20 million available for agricultural water conservation efforts throughout California to combat the effects of drought. “This $20 million will be directed to drought mitigation, focused on improving irrigation efficiency, providing … Continue reading ?
Rep. Rosa DeLauro has urged Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to reject the inclusion of potatoes in Women, Infants and Children food packages.
House urges Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to allow whilte potatoes to be purchased using WIC coupons. Click here for the full story
The Daily Meal released its fourth annual ranking of America’s 50 Most Powerful People in Food on Tuesday, and Bill Marler, the publisher of Food Safety News, is No. 47 on the list. No. 1 is U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, followed in order by Hugh Grant, chairman, president and CEO of Monsanto; Doug McMillion,... Continue Reading
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed 13 members to serve on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. This week the Seafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF) held their inaugural benefit dinner at NOBU restaurant in Miami Beach, Florida. FarmLogs … Continue reading ?
When Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke to the AFBF Convention yesterday he talked about the idea of urban farms and how we should be open to the idea of farm diversity. I just had this project brought to my … Continue readi...
This morning’s general session at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention featured a speech by our U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Yes, he spoke about the farm bill and the need for Congress to pass a new one. Interestingly, … Continue reading ?
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has named 38 members to the National Potato Promotion Board.
From MSNBC (Jan. 8- The Daily Rundown)- Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks to Chuck Todd about why he thinks it’s important to “maintain the integrity” of the Farm Bill. -kg
Farm Bill Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was a guest on yesterday’s AgriTalk radio program with Mike Adams where a portion of the discussion focused on Farm Bill related issues. A FarmPolicy.com transcript of this part of yesterday’s conversation is available here. In part, Sec. Vilsack indicated that, “I think it’s important for folks in the […]
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed nine members and their alternates to serve on the national U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. Each representative serves a three-year term of office beginning Jan.1, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
A group of US senators are urging US Trade Representative Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to push for broad market access for US pork in the countries that are part of the current Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade talks.
Farm Bill- Policy Issues Don Wick, of the Red River Farm Network, spoke with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about a variety of policy related issues in an interview yesterday. An audio replay of the discussion can be found here, while an unofficial FarmPolicy.com transcript of the Red River Farm Network conversation is available here. […]
Farm Bill Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was a guest on Wednesday’s AgriTalk radio program with Mike Adams where the conversation focused on Farm Bill issues. An unofficial FarmPolicy.com transcript of the conversation with Sec. Vilsack and Mike Adams is available here. Sec. Vilsack pointed out that, “Well, I think we have to be realistic […]
FarmPolicy will return on Friday with a morning news update; in the meantime, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was a guest on today’s AgriTalk radio program with Mike Adams. The conversation focused on Farm Bill issues, including a look at the King Amendment- a legislative amendment to the Farm Bill sponsored by Steve King (R., […]