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7 hrs ago | KHGI

Producers Ordered to Report Infections of Deadly Pig Virus

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has announced a few bio-security efforts to help combat the spread of a virus that has killed millions of pigs since showing up in the U.S. last year.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Life, Food, Pork, Meat

11 hrs ago | KSTP

MN Schools Get $465,000 for School Lunch Upgrades

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Senator Al Franken announced another $25 million dollars of federal funds will be distributed to schools throughout the country to create a healthier and more reliable school lunch program, nationwide.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Al Franken, Agriculture, Science

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Washington Post

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he lacks a sizzlea for POTUS run

Why Tom Vilsack fits better as agriculture secretary than presidential hopeful: Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack, the first Democrat to announce his intentions to run for president back in 2008, said during an interview with ABC's "The Fine Print" that he lacks the "sizzle" to win a national election and is unlikely to ... (more)

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Memeorandum

The 'no sizzle' politician: Why Tom Vilsack is a good...

The 'no sizzle' politician: Why Tom Vilsack is a good Agriculture Secretary, but fizzled as a presidential hopeful - Tom Vilsack may still have presidential dreams, but don't expect him to be a candidate in 2016.

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Related Topix: Blog News, Conservative Political News, US News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

KTVN Reno

Sign-Up Begin for USDA Disaster Assistance Programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that starting today, eligible farmers and ranchers can sign up for U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster assistance programs restored by passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.

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

Gilmer Mirror

Agriculture Secretary Announces Rural Schools Payments

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that over $300 million will be paid to 41 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in support of local schools and roads as part of the Congressional reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act .

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Messenger

Iowa ranks near top in new Ag Census

American agriculture is an enormous, diverse part of the U.S. economy. Every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service conducts a Census of Agriculture to develop a detailed compilation of facts and figures regarding the nation's farms and ranches.

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

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Washington Post

Iowa finds 12 votes were wrongly rejected in 2012

At least 12 Iowa residents wrongly had their ballots rejected in the 2012 presidential election because of inaccuracies in the state's list of ineligible felons, a review found Friday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Terry Branstad, US Governors, US Politics, US News

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Agri Marketing

Members To USDA's Nat'l Ag Research, Extension, Education, And Economics Advisory Board Named

MEMBERS TO USDA'S NAT'L AG RESEARCH, EXTENSION, EDUCATION, AND ECONOMICS ADVISORY BOARD NAMED Apr. 9, 2014 Source: USDA news release Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointment of eight individuals to serve on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, 9, University of Georgia Fort Valley State, Tennessee State University

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Observer

USDA: April 15 sign-up date for disaster assistance programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Agri Marketing

Ag Sec'y Supports EPA's Proposed Water Rule

AG SEC'Y SUPPORTS EPA'S PROPOSED WATER RULE Apr. 8, 2014 BrownfieldAgNews reports: Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is defending the proposed EPA rule relating to the Clean Water Act.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Agriculture, Science

Mon Apr 07, 2014

YourErie

USDA Officially Announces Sign-Up Date for Farmer and Rancher Disaster Assistance Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Sun Apr 06, 2014

The Gazette

James Q. Lynch wrote a new blog post: a Farmera Grassley...

U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley did the right thing in apologizing to Sen. Chuck Grassley for his "just a farmer" comment about the Iowa Republican, former Gov. Tom Vilsack said Friday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Tom Harkin

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Vilsack: No secret payments when he was governor

No money was paid to anyone for secrecy during the years Tom Vilsack was governor, the Democrat who is now U.S. Secretary of Agriculture said Friday.

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WOI-TV West Des Moines

Vilsack: Ag economy remains strong due to exports

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says he's confident the agricultural economy will remain strong despite an expected drop in farm income next year as corn prices lag and a pig virus reduces herds.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Crosscut.com

What the heck's a climate hub?

In February, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that they would be establishing seven regional climate hubs, to help agricultural producers and rural America mitigate the effects of climate change.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Blog News, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Home

Senate supports audits of settlement agreements

The Iowa Senate has passed a Democratic-sponsored amendment to a state spending bill that would require the state auditor to look into confidential settlement agreements with fired state workers during Gov. Terry Branstad's current term.

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

Ag Professional

Agriculture Secretary announces progress on 2014 Farm Bill

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced significant progress on implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014 , which President Obama signed into law on Feb. 7. The 2014 Farm Bill reforms agricultural policy, reduces the deficit, and helps grow the economy.

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

Wed Apr 02, 2014

My Mother Lode

Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp Rim Fire damage

Tuolumne County has received a letter back from U.S. Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding the initial attack on the Rim Fire.

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Related Topix: Tuolumne County, CA, Tuolumne, CA

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Free Press

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture visits CenterPoint

Joining Vilsak on a tour of the facilities were State Rep. Larry Walsh Jr., Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante, DeLong Company export sales manager Brandon Bickham, U.S. Representative Bill Foster, Frank Halpin, Will County Executive Larry Walsh, Kankakee County Board Chairman Mike Bossert and Speaker of the Will County Board Herb Brooks Jr. Illinois ... (more)

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Representative Bill Foster, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Joliet, IL, Chicago, IL, Will County, IL

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