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USDA Secretary and Deputy on Trade Trips to Japan and Africa

Agricultural trade between the U.S. and countries in Asia and Africa is vitally important. That’s why the U.S. Department of Agriculture has two important trips this week to those regions, with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack traveling to Tokyo, Japan, Nov. Show More Summary

Vilsack to Lead Food & Ag Delegation to Cuba

For the first time in more than 50 years, a U.S. Secretary of Agriculture will visit Cuba. Secretary Tom Vilsack, accompanied by U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon and U.S. Representatives Terri Sewell of Alabama, Suzan DelBene of Washington and Kurt Schrader of Oregon, travels to Havana November 11-14, marking the first official U.S. Show More Summary

Chavez, Chilton Inducted to USDA Hall of Heros

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is pleased to announce the induction of Cesar Chavez and Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton into the U.S. Department of Agriculture Hall of Heroes. For the past 15 years the Hall of Heros has recognized individuals whose lives have made a lasting impact on agriculture and rural communities. Show More Summary

“Here’s the Deal” – Details on TPP Released

The White House today released the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, which Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack calls “an important step forward in the process to make this landmark agreement for U.S. agriculture a reality.” According to Vilsack, the text confirms that this agreement “will expand U.S. Show More Summary

Rural Rockstar: Martin Kleinschmit is a Champion of Change

Nebraska farmer Martin Kleinschmit was among 12 people recognized as a Champion of Change for Sustainable and Climate-Smart Agriculture. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack welcomed them to a White House ceremony on Oct 26, 2015. Martin has been...Show More Summary

Vilsack Announces Sorghum Checkoff Board Members

Four new members have been appointed by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to serve on the United Sorghum Checkoff Program board of directors. Boyd Funk, from Garden City, Kansas; Craig Poore, of Alton, Kansas; David Fremark, from St....Show More Summary

USDA Names New Deputy Under Secretary

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Lanon Baccam as the USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, overseeing the Farm Service Agency and Risk Management Agency, and the USDA’s Military Veterans Agricultural Liaison. Show More Summary

New Zealand’s Minister of Primary Industries

The Honorable Nathan Guy, Minister of Primary Industries for New Zealand, is basically the counterpart of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in this country and he was delighted to welcome the 2015 International Federation of Agricultural...Show More Summary

Vilsack: TPP text available in next 30 days. Ag minute Oct. 12, 2015

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be made available in the next 30 days. Click here for full Story.

Ag Co-ops Set New Income Records

October is National Cooperative Month and USDA traditionally releases its annual report on cooperatives to coincide with the observance. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the nation’s farmer, rancher and fishery cooperatives...Show More Summary

Vilsack: sustainability out as goal for dietary guidelines

Bowing to food industry and Congressional pressure, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell said that sustainability will not be a factor in developing the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines will be released later this year, perhaps in December.

USDA and DHHS decide not to include sustainability in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell issued a joint statement this afternoon, which appears to say that sustainability issues will not be considered in the 2015 Dietary Guide...Show More Summary

U.S. Challenged To Reduce Food Waste By 50 Percent By 2030

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

NEW YORK (AP) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a goal Wednesday to cut the amount of food that Americans waste by 50 percent by 2030. "The United States enjoys the most productive and abundant food supply on Earth, so too...Show More Summary

Food waste reduction goal set by U.S. officials

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said the government will lead a new partnership with the private sector, faith-based groups and charitable organizations to cut food waste and boost food security, according to a news release from the USDA.

Vilsack affirms support for school nutrition standards

As Congressional debate on child nutrition program reauthorization is expected to accelerate in September, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reaffirmed his support for the school nutrition standards and announced new grants to help schools prepare healthy meals for their students.

Forest Service spends a record $243 million last week on wildfires

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Forest Service spent a record $243 million last week battling forest fires around the country, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday. Continue reading ? The post Forest Service spends a record $243 million last week on wildfires appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Tom Vilsack Eats Whole Grain Pasta, Wants Your Children To Eat It

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Congress has until the end of the month to reauthorize the law that gives 30 million free or low-cost lunches to American schoolchildren every day. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined The Huffington Post's "So...Show More Summary

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.

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