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.
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
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.
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.
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 […]
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
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.
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 […]
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'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
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.
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.
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.
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