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

2 weeks 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

4 weeks 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.

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 months 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'

3 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

4 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

4 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

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