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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Energy Efficiency Loan...
Release No. 0228.13 Contact: USDA Office of Communications 720-4623 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Energy Efficiency Loan Program to Lower Costs for Consumers, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rural Development Loan Program is Latest USDA Effort in Support of Climate Action Plan WASHINGTON , Dec. 4, 2013 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack ... (more)
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Farm bill SNAP funding cuts to affect four million?
Wanting a new farm bill quickly and within its preferred parameters, the White House continues to stoke the fire beneath conference committee members.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
School milk issue has some crying foul in Manchester
All four members of the state's congressional delegation said Tuesday they will look into why some Manchester students are dumping their free and reduced-cost federal lunches into the trash because they can't get only the free milk portion to drink with lunches brought from home.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Science is the key to ethanol questions
The firestorm evoked by the recent Associated Press feature story on the environmental cost of ethanol production in Iowa and elsewhere in the Midwest should surprise few people.
The Fresno Bee
Ag secretary Tom Vilsack appears at event for congressional hopeful Amanda Renteria
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in town this week, where he told a packed house at Fresno State's Satellite Student Union that a new Farm Bill needed to be passed by Congress.
Minister Ritz Makes Case in Washington to End U.S. Country of Origin Labelling Dispute
Minister Ritz continued to pressure key members of the U.S. Government to put an end to mandatory COOL, which continues to hurt producers and processors on both sides of the border.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Agriculture Secretary Announces Economic Development Funding to...
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 34 organizations for grants to help rural cooperatives and small businesses expand and strengthen their capacity to serve rural citizens and communities.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Capital Thinking: Agriculture and Food
Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow has remarked publicly that a farm bill compromise is "doable" before Congress leaves for the Thanksgiving break, as agreements may have been reached or are close to being reached on issues including dairy, crop insurance, and conservation.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Vilsack Defends EPA's Slashing of RFS
In this edition of "The Ethanol Report", Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen comments on an Associated Press article about ethanol and the environment Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is defending the Obama Administration's proposal to cut the 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard for the ... (more)
Ag Sec'y Vilsack Issues Statement On Proposed RFS Reduction
AG SEC'Y VILSACK ISSUES STATEMENT ON PROPOSED RFS REDUCTION Nov. 18, 2013 Source: USDA news release Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today made the following statements on EPA's proposal of 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards: "The Obama Administration remains committed to the production of clean, renewable energy from homegrown sources, and to the ... (more)
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Alaska Journal of Commerce
Guest Commentary: Stop Roadless Area plan, return to multiple use in Tongass
The Clinton Administration imposed the Roadless Rule on the Tongass in 2001. The Forest Service's failure to correctly describe the volume of timber needed to meet market demand in the 1997 Tongass Land Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement caused the Ninth Circuit to enjoin most timber sales associated with the Plan in 2005, pending a new ... (more)
Wed Nov 13, 2013
US News & World Report
Vilsack: Iowa Not Impossible for Christie or Clinton
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack suggested Chris Christie could follow Barack Obama's model for Iowa's presidential caucuses in 2016.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Obama Ethanol Policy Eroding Conserved Lands
Doug Davenport, a Department of Agriculture official is a true believer in the conservation of America's land.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
The Bennington Banner
Here's why the farm bill matters
The farm bill has the rap of being a public policy snooze, a broad measure that gets boiled down to a debate over subsidies to wealthy farmers and food stamp handouts to the poor.
Vilsack cites new report in latest call for a Farm Bill
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack used a new USDA report, Rural America at a Glance, 2013 Edition , to call on Congress to finish work on the Farm Bill and "reverse troubling demographic and economic patterns in rural America."
Sun Nov 10, 2013
NFU: US does not take direction from Canada
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Fri Nov 08, 2013
Vilsack frustrated over Farm Bill, SNAP cuts
Like many American farmers, U-S Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is impatiently waiting for Congress to pass a new Farm Bill.
Vilsack won't commit yet to backing Clinton in 2016
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack gives his opening statements as he testifies before the House Appropriations Agriculture subcommittee on the USDA's fiscal 2014 budget proposal in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
Thu Nov 07, 2013
Vilsack: Farm bill uncertainty could hurt rural economy
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says Congress needs to work quickly to reach a compromise on the farm bill.
Tue Nov 05, 2013
Vilsack: Rural America Matters so Pass Farm Bill
Saying he's frustrated by the lack of a Farm Bill, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack urged Congress to pass the policy, saying it's about much more than agriculture or food stamps.