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Dead trees aren't a wildfire threat, but overlogging them will ruin our forest ecosystems

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

There are now 66 million dead trees in California’s forests due to several years of drought and native bark beetles, creating a “catastrophic” wildfire threat—or so claims Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.  While Vilsack’s assertion may resonate with many in the general public because...

USDA Extends Deadline for Recording Farm Structure

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the USDA will be offering a one-time, 30-day extension on the June 1 deadline for recording farm organization structures related to Actively Engaged in Farming determinations.  Operations now have until July 1 to finalize changes or complete their restructuring. Show More Summary

US Investing $8.8Mln to Boost Advanced Biofuel Production

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing funds to strengthen biofuel production and keep people who work at renewable energy facilities employed, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in a statement on Friday.

USDA Unveils New Urban Agriculture Toolkit

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently unveiled the USDA Urban Agriculture Toolkit, a new resource created by USDA’s Know Your Farmer team that intends to help entrepreneurs and community leaders use urban agriculture to successfully create jobs and increase access to healthy food in their communities. Show More Summary

Vilsack Traveling to Japan, Vietnam

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has made plans to attend the G7 Agriculture Ministers Meeting in Niigata, Japan.  Following the meeting he will then travel to Vietnam to highlight the agricultural relationship between the two countries and point out the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to the each as well. Show More Summary

Farm Foundation Forum Discusses Poverty in Rural America

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and two rural community experts are joining together to discuss the cost of poverty in rural America at the Farm Foundation Forum on Monday, April 18, 2016. The Forum will be held at 9 am in the Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. A free, live audiocast will also be... Read More

Vilsack Traveling to Germany and France

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be traveling to Berlin and Paris next week. April 4-5 he will be in Berlin, discussing rural economic development opportunities related to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with German officials and farmers. Show More Summary

Ethanol Trade Mission to Peru

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) took part in a recent trade mission to Peru led by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack which included discussions about increasing cooperation with that country when it comes to ethanol production and exports. Show More Summary

Sec. Vilsack Offers Perspective on GMO Labeling

Greg Trotter reported late last week at the Chicago Tribune Online that, “Immediately after U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack concluded his remarks at the Good Food Festival in Chicago Thursday, he was approached by a couple of admirers — and one ardent supporter of GMO labeling who wanted to bend the politician’s ear. “The […]

GMO Answers Stands Up For Science

The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the controversial legislation surrounding GMO labeling were hot discussion topics at the 2016 Commodity Classic, with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack addressing the issue during the event, as well as several commodity groups. Show More Summary

NFU Convention Includes Address from Vilsack

National Farmers Union (NFU) member, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, addressed the 114th Anniversary Convention this week.  He spoke about the uniqueness of American agriculture, asked Congress to act on the food labeling bill and encouraged increased trade with Cuba. Show More Summary

Vilsack Makes 7th Appearance at #Classic16

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appeared at every Commodity Classic since he was confirmed, making this year the seventh time he has addressed corn, soybean, sorghum and wheat farmers. “Farmers are the linchpin of this country....Show More Summary

Backgrounder: Cotton oilseed and the 2014 Farm Bill

In December of last year, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R., Tex.), along with 100 of his colleagues, made a formal request to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to “use legal authority provided under the 2014 Farm Bill” to provide additional federal assistance to struggling cotton farmers. The depression in cotton prices was highlighted […]

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Rhea + Kaiser announces the promotion of two current staff along with the return of a former employee. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the selection of Dr. Warren Preston as U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Chief Economist, effective February 21. Show More Summary

AFBF and USDA Team to Unveil TPP Benefits Report

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall got together to discuss the benefit of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for agriculture as AFBF released an economic analysis of the pending trade agreement. Show More Summary

Vilsack Makes 7th Appearance at Commodity Classic

The 2016 Commodity Classic will play host to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack.  In his seventh visit to the nation’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show the secretary will give the keynote address during the General Session on Friday, March 4th. Show More Summary

USDA Secretary at #Ethanol Conference

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the National Ethanol Conference this week for the last time in the position he has held under President Obama for both terms. During his appearance, Vilsack announced some good news for the ethanol industry – new research showing significant improvement in ethanol production efficiency. Show More Summary

Vilsack Discusses 2017 Budget for USDA

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack hosted a national media Tuesday call to discuss the Obama administration’s 2017 budget request for USDA programs. “Over the past seven years, USDA has made strides in improving the health of our nation’s...Show More Summary

Vilsack Puts Cottonseed Decision in Hands of Congress

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has reportedly informed Congress that he has no legal authority to approve a request from cotton growers that cottonseed be designated as an oilseed to qualify for farm programs. The secretary told reporters...Show More Summary

White House Letter: Hillary Clinton’s Quiet Support Will Carry Iowa, Ex-Governor Predicts

5 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Tom Vilsack, the secretary of agriculture, discussed voters in his home state, the candidates on both sides and his seven years in the Obama cabinet.

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