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Vilsack: "I don't think there's any question that we're on the side of farmers, ranchers and producers."

posted on April 4, 2014 03:00 PM

Vilsack: Play Video U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack responded recently to accusations from Iowa Rep. Tom Latham that the USDA isn't on the side of farmers. Vilsack says the USDA advocates strongly for all of rural America and that getting a good Farm Bill passed, working on the Clean Water Act and... Watch Story

Swenson: Farm Bill negotiations could constrict economy

posted on December 13, 2013 05:15 PM

Swenson: Farm Bill negotiations could constrict economy Play Video Economist David Swenson says Farm Bill negotiations could contribute to constricting the economy a bit, especially in terms of potential cutbacks to food assistance programs and uncertainty affecting farmers' decision-making for the future. Watch Story

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

posted on November 8, 2013 03:29 PM

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Play Video Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tom Vilsack is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. He discusses ongoing farm bill negotiations in Washington D.C. and the impact on rural America. Vilsack is joined at the Iowa Press table by moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news... Watch Full Episode

Vilsack: Many people don't understand SNAP and who benefits

posted on November 8, 2013 03:27 PM

Vilsack: Many people don't understand SNAP and who benefits Play Video USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack says a lot of people do not understand the SNAP (food assistance) program. He says more attention should be paid to efforts to get the small percentage of unemployed people receiving SNAP benefits connected to job opportunities. Watch Story

Vilsack: Rural poverty rate high; Farm Bill could help

posted on November 8, 2013 03:24 PM

Vilsack: Rural poverty rate high; Farm Bill could help Play Video USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack says many farmers are doing well, but that's only one segment of the rural economy. He says unemployment and poverty is high among other rural Americans, and passage of a Farm Bill is important, because it contains new strategies and initiatives that would help improve the... Watch Story

Uncertainty over Farm Bill's fate leaves Americans in limbo

posted on November 8, 2013 03:14 PM

Uncertainty over Farm Bill's fate leaves Americans in limbo Play Video USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack says the lack of an agreement on the Farm Bill creates uncertainty for many Americans, as well as businesses and governments that benefit from elements of the bill. Vilsack points out that the Farm Bill is about much more than just farming. People often don't realize the many... Watch Story

Iowa impact of farm bill negotiations in Washington D.C.

posted on November 1, 2013 07:35 PM

Iowa impact of farm bill negotiations in Washington D.C. Play Video Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey, Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill, and Iowa State University Extension economist Chad Hart; discuss the Iowa impact of ongoing farm bill negotiations in Washington D.C. on this edition of Iowa Press. Mike Pearson, host of IPTV’s agri-business program... Watch Full Episode

Iowa economic impact of not having Farm Bill

posted on November 1, 2013 05:37 PM

Iowa economic impact of not having Farm Bill Play Video Iowa State University economist Chad Hart explains there are direct and indirect economic effects in Iowa without a Farm Bill. Farmers are impacted by changes and uncertainty, but so are main street businesses where farmers spend money. Watch Story

U.S. Representative Steve King (R - Kiron)

posted on October 25, 2013 03:28 PM

U.S. Representative Steve King (R - Kiron) Play Video U.S. Representative Steve King (R - Kiron) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. Rep. King, discusses the recent government shutdown, ongoing federal farm bill conference negotiations, and a busy political weekend for Iowa Republicans. Joining King at the Iowa Press table are... Watch Full Episode

Rep. Loebsack: Farm Bill needs action

posted on September 13, 2013 12:11 PM

Rep. Loebsack: Farm Bill needs action Play Video Rep. Dave Loebsack discusses the importance of the farm bill and it's uncertain future given the focus on Syria and upcoming continuing resolution debate. Watch Story

Tom Vilsack on the Farm Bill

posted on October 24, 2011 03:59 PM

Tom Vilsack on the Farm Bill Play Video Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, discusses the current state of affairs in rural America and agriculture, including the still-emerging Farm Bill. Joining Vilsack at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio... Watch Full Episode

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