18 hrs ago
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.
22 hrs ago
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.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
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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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.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
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)
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.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
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.
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.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
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.
Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation
This March 14, 2014 file photo shows Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
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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.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
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.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
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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.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
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 .
Tue Aug 05, 2014
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.
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.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
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.
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.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
USDA enacting beefed-up crop insurance through 2014 Farm Bill
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it is continuing to implement provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill that will expand insurance coverage options for farmers and ranchers.
And another thing: solve the immigration crisis, Mr. Vilsack
After a lapse of better than three years, it was good to see the reemergence of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee.