Agribusiness Report: March 14th
DES MOINES, Iowa- On the March 14th Agribusiness Report: The risk of Porcine Epidemic Virus or PED continues to grow.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
Silver City Sun-News
Small business loans available, Grant County declared an agricultural disaster
The Silver City Food Co-op is eligible to low-interest loans from the Small Business Administration because of a drought emergency declared last week in New Mexico, but Carolyn Smith, community outreach and education coordinator, said business has actually picked up despite the drought.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
KOTA-TV Rapid City
Governor wants Hills set as a bug treatment area
Last week, Gov. Dennis Daugaard sent a request to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack asking for designation of an insect and disease treatment area in the Black Hills to help address mountain pine beetle infestation .
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Agribusiness Report: March 6th
On the March 6th Agribusiness Report: President Obama's new proposed budget includes plans to fund USDA programs that provide crop and livestock insurance.
Delta Farm Press
New USDA agriculture census report shows trends
The USDA has released a preliminary report on the 2012 Census of Agriculture . The full report will reach the public in May. The preliminary data provides "a snapshot of a strong rural America that has remained stable during difficult economic times," said Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Weed resistant crops have been around for about 15 years. In that time, weeds have developed a resistance to Monsanto's Roundup , which has led farmers to apply ever more toxic herbicides.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Southwest Farm Press
Secretary Vilsack says implementing farm bill will be challenging
Vilsack said the new farm law is "a good solid bill," but its complexity demands a lot of attention and time to evaluate so farmers have information they need to make the best decisions.
Gillibrand urges feds to look at bee losses in NY
Gillibrand wrote Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to ask him to expand the department's efforts to revive bee populations in New York and the Northeast.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Playing chicken with our health
Each year, food poisoning from contaminants like salmonella results in 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths in the United States.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Inside the freshly harvested Farm Bill with Vilsack
The meat of the recently-passed farm bill, signed by President Barack Obama into a law governing agriculture for the next decade, is the elimination of the $4.5 billion annually in direct payments in favor of an expanded crop-insurance program.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
The White House
Remarks by the First Lady at a Let's Move! School Wellness Standards Announcement
MRS. OBAMA: Thank you all. Thank you so much. Thank you all. Rest. Thank you for braving the weather and being here.
Proposal Could Ban Junk Food, Soda Ads In Schools
Schools across the country may soon see the end of ads for junk food and soda. At the White House Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Agriculture Secretary rolled out a new proposal.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Rep. Jared Huffman: Prosecutors Investigating Petaluma Slaughterhouse
Rep. Jared Huffman, whose North Coast district includes a slaughterhouse at the center of a massive beef recall, says federal prosecutors are investigating the facility over a possible attempt to deceive federal inspectors.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Patriot Majority USA/Patriot Majority PAC
Democratic political strategist Craig Varoga founded Patriot Majority in December 2005 under the name " America Back on Track ," a political organization formed under Section 527 of the IRS code.
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack-Weekly Column: New Farm Bill is an Investment in Rural America
The 2014 Farm Bill, passed by Congress and signed last week by President Obama, strengthens the farm safety net and ensures vital nutrition assistance for hardworking children and families during tough times.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Ag secretary Tom Vilsack praises 'progressive' farm bill
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said critics of the farm bill's crop insurance program are "unfair" and don't know farming.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Genocide Of 165,000 Geese And Mute Swans Planned In New York
Elizabeth Colbert said on the radio in February in effect "We humans are the disastrous asteroid destroying the earth."
Biofuels' Feedstock Growers to Host Ag Secretary
In this Ethanol Report, several representatives of the cellulosic ethanol and advanced biofuels industry comment on how the EPA proposal to lower volume obligations under the RFS would impact them.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Egypt: Abdel-Nour, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tackle Importance of ...
Minister of Trade and Industry Mounir Fakhri Abdel-Nour said Egypt will soon carry out a number of huge projects including the Suez Canal Axis, the Golden Triangle and other projects.
Sat Feb 15, 2014
Secretary of Agriculture: Federal assistance is on its way
Standing just outside Fresno Yosemite International airport Friday taking questions from a throng of local and state reporters, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack offered Valley growers and producers assurance that federal assistance is on its way.