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17 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

Ag. Secretary Tom Vilsack reacts to Deere layoffs

The company's slogan is "Nothing runs likes a Deere", but these days, fewer farmers are demanding those products and the company will be making fewer of them, leading to layoffs.


Related Topix: Iowa

17 hrs ago | WHO-TV

USDA Farm Bill's Impact on Iowa in Focus In Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa- Eight years ago Iowa Choice Harvest was an idea, but Friday the idea was recognized as a success.


Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Politics, United States Department of Agriculture, Marshalltown, IA, Marketing

Wed Aug 20, 2014


New herbicide and GE seeds: EPA and USDA poised to approve herbicide...

If the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture give their approval to a new herbicide called Enlist Duo and to corn and soybean seeds genetically engineered to resist that chemical, the United States could see a significant increase in what is already one of the country's most widely used herbicides.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science

Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

This March 14, 2014 file photo shows Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Mon Aug 18, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

US Agriculture Secretary Vilsack visiting NH

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is coming to New Hampshire on Tuesday to visit a farm that's one of 250 in the country getting a grant aimed at turning commodities into value-added products.


Fri Aug 15, 2014

Gilmer Mirror

USDA Funds Broadband Expansion in Rural Minnesota, North Dakota and Texas

The loans are being funded through USDA Rural Utilities Service's Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan Program to finance projects to expand voice, video and data services.


Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, North Dakota, Abercrombie, ND, Mooreton, ND, Hankinson, ND

Sat Aug 09, 2014


Agriculture Secretary Calls on Congress to Address Forest Conservation

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is hoping that Congress will return from their five-week summer recess ready to address the need for forest conservation.


Thu Aug 07, 2014


Casey, Gillibrand Urging USDA to Prioritize Emergency Food Assistance

Washington DC- Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Kirsten Gillibrand along with a bipartisan group of 26 other senators sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urging him to make emergency purchases during this fiscal year to assist The Emergency Food Assistance Program .


Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Agriculture, Science

Tue Aug 05, 2014


School boards urge USDA to provide substantial flexibility in school meals proposal

The National School Boards Association supports the U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision to delay or waive implementation of some of the more difficult provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.


Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Education Etc.

Money allocated for suppressing fires to run out

The U.S. Forest Service will soon have to tap into programs designed to prevent wildfires so that it can meet the expenses of fighting this summer's round of fires.


Related Topix: US News, Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Milling Journal

WA Rep. McMorris Rodgers Says Reliable Grain Inspection Critical to Eastern Part of State

Washington, DC-Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers released the following statement after sending a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack expressing concern over stoppages to official grain inspections at the Port of Vancouver.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Cathy McMorris, Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Doc Hastings, Agriculture, Science

APNewsBreak: Iowa workers' comp official to resign

Godfrey has accepted an appointment as chairman and chief judge of the Employees' Compensation Appeals Board in Washington, which decides workers' compensation claims filed by federal workers.


Related Topix: Iowa, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Chet Culver

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

USDA enacting beefed-up crop insurance through 2014 Farm Bill

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it is continuing to implement provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill that will expand insurance coverage options for farmers and ranchers.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture


And another thing: solve the immigration crisis, Mr. Vilsack

After a lapse of better than three years, it was good to see the reemergence of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, CPU, Science / Technology, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Log Cabin Democrat

Arkansas Counties receive Federal Disaster declarations

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has made Secretarial disaster declarations for farmers and ranchers in 10 Arkansas counties that suffered losses due to flash flooding, excessive rain, high winds, hail, and dangerous lightning beginning on June 29, 2014, and continuing.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters, Mike Beebe, US Governors, Arkansas

Alaska Journal of Commerce

Governor asks feds to buy surplus canned salmon

Gov. Sean Parnell has asked a federal agency to buy about 1 million cases of canned pink salmon to ease a glut that has weighed down prices for Alaska fishermen this year.


Related Topix: Sean Parnell, US Governors, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Ag Professional

CoBank joins USDA in new public-private partnership

CoBank, a cooperative bank serving agribusinesses, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit associations throughout the United States, announced that it has joined with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the formation of a new public-private partnership focused on infrastructure investment in rural America.


Related Topix: United States Department of Agriculture, US News, Agriculture, Science

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Northern Colorado receives $75,000 for fire mitigation

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor announced Thursday $187,500 in funding for Colorado projects to treat forests during wildfire season, $75,000 of which would go to Northern Colorado.


Related Topix: Colorado, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Agriculture, Science, Fort Collins, CO


Court nixes Vilsack subpoena in Sherrod v. Breitbart suit

A federal appeals court has issued an unusual order overturning a lower court's ruling that Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack must sit for a deposition in a libel lawsuit former USDA employee Shirley Sherrod brought in connection with her forced resignation in 2010 following a web posting that portrayed her as a racist based on video clips of a ... (more)


Related Topix: United States Department of Agriculture, US News, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals