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Sec Vilsack Says Diversity in Ag Key to Future

Diversity was the simple message Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack shared with FFA members at the 89th National FFA Convention. He encouraged each young person to be proud of our history in agriculture and to use their voice to tell that inspiring story. “I am here first and foremost today to thank FFA for it’s commitment to diversity. Each of you... Read More

Sec. Vilsack at the National Press Club Yesterday

Joseph Morton reported today at the World-Herald Herald Online that, “The efficiency of modern American farming certainly looks like a success story. “Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday that over the course of his lifetime, the country’s agricultural production has risen 170 percent — all while using 26 percent less land. But the production gains […]

USDA Announces Grants for Veteran Farmers

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $8.4 million in grants that will be used to provide training, outreach and technical assistance for the nation’s socially disadvantaged, tribal and veteran farmers and ranchers. “USDA was...Show More Summary

Sec. Vilsack: “I just sometimes think rural America is a forgotten place”

From the front page of Today’s Washington Post Greg Jaffe and Juliet Eilperin reported on the front page of today’s Washington Post that, “Late last year, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack strode into the Oval Office to tell President Obama that he wanted to resign. “‘Mr. President,’ he said, ‘I think it’s time to go.’ “Vilsack […]

Sec. Vilsack Discusses Farm Economy at Senate Ag Committee Hearing

Yesterday, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack testified before the Senate Ag Committee at a hearing titled, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Current State of the Farm Economy.” In his prepared testimony, Sec. Vilsack pointed out that, “Even as commodity prices have weakened and farm incomes have decreased, the rural economy remains strong. Our […]

Sec. Vilsack Points to Positives in “Rural America”- While Senate Ag Committee set to Focus on “Farm Economy”

Tomorrow, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will provide testimony before the Senate Agriculture Committee at a hearing titled, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Current State of the Farm Economy.” In perhaps would could be a precursor to some of the points Sec. Vilsack may highlight tomorrow, he penned a brief opinion item that […]

Sec. Vilsack Remarks on Current Issues: Bayer/Monsanto Deal, and U.S. W.T.O Trade Case

In a recent interview with Bloomberg News, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack provided perspective on recent issues impacting the agricultural economy. Last week, Bayer and Monsanto announced that they signed a definitive agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto. This proposed merger garnered attention in the front pages of The Wall Street Journal, and […]

US Challenges Chinese #Rice #Wheat #Corn Support

U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers today announced the launch of trade enforcement action against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Show More Summary

Agriculture Department closes offices in five states after anonymous email threat

In an email to employees, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said USDA is closing the offices "due to the serious nature of these threats." He did not characterize the threats, but asked employees to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity. Show More Summary

Agriculture offices in five states closed after anonymous threats

"Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said USDA is closing the offices 'due to the serious nature of these threats.'" The post Agriculture offices in five states closed after anonymous threats appeared first on Hot Air.

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

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

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