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Tuesday Jul 29 | 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.

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

Tuesday Jul 29 | Packer

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

ReporterHerald.com

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.

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

Politico

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)

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Federal disaster declarations made for 10 counties

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has made disaster declarations for farmers and ranchers in 10 Arkansas counties who suffered losses due to storms that began in the affected areas June 29. Vilsack issued disaster declarations Wednesday in response to flood conditions in Cross, Independence, Jackson, Lee, Lonoke, Monroe, Prairie, St.

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Progressive Farmer

USDA Names Research Foundation Board Members

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has selected the 15-member board for the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research that will be tasked with leveraging funds to better expand research on agricultural priorities both nationally and internationally.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Non-Profit, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Charitable Organizations

Tue Jul 22, 2014

World News Report

USDA Awards Grants to Native American Communities to Strengthen Small Businesses and Create Jobs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is providing support to Native American communities in 18 states to help strengthen tribal business and create jobs.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Small Business, Personal Finance, Non-Profit

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 3-9 National Farmers Market Week.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Sat Jul 19, 2014

ETaiwanNews.com

Agriculture minister promotes FEPZ plan in U.S.

Taipei, July 19 Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Bao-ji has solicited investment in the value-added agriculture industry in Taiwan's planned free economic pilot zones and has aggressively promoted a future U.S.-Taiwan bilateral investment agreement during a July 13-19 visit to the United States, a COA spokesman said Saturday.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, World News, Taiwan

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Business Journal

U.S. Agriculture Secretary sees critical role for Oregon on local food, renewable fronts

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack hit Oregon Thursday to tout the state's rural economy as well as dish out money to various projects.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

Mon Jul 14, 2014

NewsOK.com

Federal farm bill programs assist Oklahoma livestock farmers

The bill financed two programs that have become increasingly important to Oklahoma ranchers.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Oklahoma Government, Agriculture, Science

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Washington Post

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's connections can pay off for business in Virginia

Martin J. Briley was heading overseas to drum up business for the state of Virginia, so Gov. Terry McAuliffe offered to hook him up with a friend in Mumbai.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Mukesh Ambani, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Agriculture, Science

Fri Jul 11, 2014

CBS Local

Agriculture Secretary Promotes Summer Meals In Baltimore

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting Baltimore to promote efforts to ensure that low-income children who rely on subsidized meals during the school year can also receive meals during the summer.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

BoardBuzz

NSBA discusses school lunch concerns with USDA

The National School Boards Association was one of 16 organizations that met today with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Under Secretary of Agriculture Kevin Concannon, and "Let's Move!" Executive Director Sam Kass to discuss problems implementing new regulations for school meals stipulated by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and methods for ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Family, Kids, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Research shows manure can be turned into fuel oil

Now, researchers say they've identified the process to convert cow manure into a strain of algae that contains fuel oils.

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

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Forbes.com

Another Obama Cabinet Member Falls Short

President Obama's mounting scandals and plummeting approval ratings illustrate the old maxim that life is tough, and it's even tougher if you're stupid-as so many administration officials have shown themselves to be.

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

Holtville Tribune

United States and Korea Streamline Organic Trade

Organic processed products certified in the United States or Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

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