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Thursday Aug 28 | Delta Farm Press

Congressmen ask loan repayment extension for Turner customers

"Turner Grain of Brinkley has recently defaulted on payments and contracts to area farmers, leaving some producers faced with economic uncertainty.

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Related Topix: Brinkley, AR, US Politics, Representative Eric "Rick" Crawford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tim Griffin, Representative Steve Womack, Representative Rick Crawford

Thursday Aug 28 | SFGate

Vilsack says up to $45M to help Lake Champlain

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in Vermont on Thursday that his agency will double the pace of spending on efforts to reduce farm runoff entering Lake Champlain.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, United States Department of Agriculture, Environment, Science, Agriculture

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WVNY

USDA Secretary to Visit VT

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is visiting Vermont on Thursday. A press release says funding related to improving water quality through conservation-related practices on Vermont farms will be announced.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science

ArkansasBusiness.com

Butch Calhoun Requests Assistance for Turner Grain Farmers

Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Butch Calhoun has requested assistance from his national counterpart, Tom Vilsack, for Arkansas farmers, and others from nearby states, involved in the financial nightmare unraveling at Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley.

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Related Topix: Arkansas

Mon Aug 25, 2014

World-Grain

USDA invests in agricultural entrepreneurs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Aug. 19 that it plans to invest $25 million to help 247 businesses across the U.S. expand their operations and create new products.

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

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Food Bank Competition Enters Final Week

Food bank donors and partners can join the competition by signing up for the U.S. Food Waste Challenge on Feeding America's website and listing the activities they will undertake to help reduce, recover, or recycle food waste in their operations.

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

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Hawk Eye

Vilsack expects farmers to do OK

In an interview Friday with the Associated Press, U.S Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack gave his views on topics ranging fro ... Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, right, talks with U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, center, and Iowa Choice Harvest CEO Penny Brown Huber, left, during a visit to the Iowa Choice Harvest, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley

KIMT

Vilsack: Farmers should be OK despite price drops

U.S Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says he isn't worried about farmer profitability this year, when huge corn and soybean crops have pushed prices for the commodities below the cost of production.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Fri Aug 22, 2014

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.

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Related Topix: Iowa

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.

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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

ScienceBlogs

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.

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

UpNorthLive.com

Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

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

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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.

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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.

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

Sat Aug 09, 2014

KSFO AM 560

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.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

YourErie

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 .

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

Tue Aug 05, 2014

BoardBuzz

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.

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

Star-Telegram.com

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.

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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.

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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

Bradenton.com

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.

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

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