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4 hrs ago | 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

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.


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.


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.


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

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo


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


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Sat Jul 19, 2014

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.


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.


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

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Federal farm bill programs assist Oklahoma livestock farmers

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


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.


Thu Jul 10, 2014


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)


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.


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

Wed Jul 02, 2014

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.


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.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Sky News

Scottish Haggis Ban In US Could Be Overturned

The Environment Secretary hopes to reverse a ban on the traditional recipe, which could be worth millions to Scottish producers.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Agriculture, Science, Life, Beef, Food, Meat

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Ag Professional

New members named to Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced the appointment of 19 additional members to six agricultural trade advisory committees.


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

Post Register

Simpson moves to stop sheep station closure

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced that he and Oregon Congressman Greg Walden along with other western members of Congress have asked the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture to stop the closure of the U.S. Sheep Experimental Station in Dubois.


Related Topix: US Politics, Greg Walden, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Dubois, ID

Fri Jun 27, 2014

National Organic Standards Board Threatened by USDA Maneuvering

On June 17, 20 organic farm and consumer groups filed a petition with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to protect the authority and permanence of the National Organic Standards Board .


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