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Study shows fruit and veggie plate waste increase

While Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urges Congress not to roll back school nutrition rules that mandate produce in school menus, a University of Vermont study suggests that students are throwing the produce away.

Clinton wins endorsement of first Obama Cabinet member

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton collected her first endorsement from a member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet on Tuesday when Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack cited her leadership and loyalty in announcing his decisionShow More Summary

Clinton wins endorsement of first Obama Cabinet member

WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has become the first member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet to endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. Vilsack says in an opinion piece in The Gazette of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that he's backing Clinton because she has the right policies to strengthen and expand the middle class.

Former Iowa Gov. Vilsack Endorses Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton picked up a key endorsement Tuesday, winning the support of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a former governor of Iowa who now serves alongside Vice President Joe Biden in the Obama administration.

Tom Vilsack endorses Hillary Clinton

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. The endorsement from the former Iowa governor and current member of the Obama administration comes as Vice President  Biden is mulling whether or not to enter the race. In an op-ed in the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Vilsack wrote that Clinton has long championed the middle class […]

News in Brief: Vilsack Reprimanded For Spending Work Hours Writing Corn Blog

2 weeks agoHumor : The Onion

WASHINGTON—Sternly reminded that it was inappropriate to pursue personal interests at the office, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was reprimanded Thursday for writing his corn blog during a cabinet meeting, sources told reporters.Show More Summary

Illinois seeks USDA disaster declaration due to flooding

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Governor Bruce Rauner of Illinois, a top producer of soybeans and corn, on Thursday formally requested that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack declare a disaster in counties hit hard by flooding.

Tom Vilsack On Food Stamp Lawsuit: 'Gov. Walker Hasn't Read The Law'

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is making a big mistake with his lawsuit against the federal government over drug testing food stamp recipients, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday.  "Gov. Walker hasn’t read the law," Vilsack told The Huffington Post in an interview. Show More Summary

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced the appointment of 130 private-sector members to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACs). Show More Summary

Letter From the Editor: Agriculture’s Most Popular Man

I spent a couple of hours last week watching Thomas James (Tom) Vilsack wrap the House Education and Workforce Committee around his little finger. It came on his 2,338th day as United States Secretary of Agriculture. He is the boss of 85,000 USDA employees. Those who promote the narratives for such events said the Secretary... Continue Reading

Secretary Vilsack Visits #ASTAannual

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stressed the importance of the seed industry to American agriculture and the nation as a whole during an address kicking off the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting on Thursday in Washington DC. Show More Summary

Senators Want USDA to Finalize Poultry Pathogen Standards

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) are asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to finalize USDA’s Salmonella and Campylobacter performance standards as soon as possible. In January, USDA’s...Show More Summary

CRP General Sign Up Announced

3 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Hunting Life

USDA also announces 800,000 more continuous CRP acres available, also benefiting pheasants St. Paul, MN – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up will be held Dec. 1, 2015, through Feb. Show More Summary

Vilsack lauds USDA budget savings; employee morale needs work

During these tight budget times, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some good news. His “Blueprint for Stronger Service” has saved $1.4 billion since 2012, without, he said, sacrificing service or employee furloughs. That’s well worth trumpeting. But it’s too bad the same innovative spirit that successfully saves taxpayer money also can’t be used to lift […]

News in Brief: Vilsack Stays Up All Night With Sick Corn Plant

3 months agoHumor : The Onion

WASHINGTON—Gently applying a cool cloth to the plant’s kernels as he cradled its frail stalk in his arms, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stayed up all night caring for a sick corn plant, sources close to the former Iowa governor confirmed Tuesday. Show More Summary

USDA develops first government label for GMO-free products

USDA's move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack outlined the department's plan in a May 1 letter to employees, saying the certification...Show More Summary

Alliance asks USDA help to clear paperwork backlog

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance has asked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to give his assurance that a backlog in paperwork at U.S. Department of Agriculture offices won’t prevent fruit and vegetable growers from participating in federal crop insurance this year.

USDA asks China to reconsider its ban on US poultry

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has requested that China end a ban on imports of US poultry that was imposed after an outbreak of bird flu in chickens and turkeys, Reuters reports.

USDA Secretary: From ‘Not A Scientist’ To Climate Change Advocate

Three years ago, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack wouldn't talk about climate change. Now, it's one of the USDA's top priorities. The post USDA Secretary: From ‘Not A Scientist’ To Climate Change Advocate appeared first on ThinkProgress.

USDA increases commitment to rural electrification and smart grids

4 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced funding for six electric infrastructure projects in rural areas. Of those six, three of the projects will be located in North Carolina and will use solar energy for rural customers. Source: USDA increases commitment to rural electrification and smart grids – SmartGridNews

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