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USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack

posted on April 4, 2014 03:25 PM

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack Play Video USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. He discusses the latest concerns in rural America as well as political issues surrounding the 2014 elections. Joining Vilsack at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and... Watch Full Episode

Vilsack says farmers understand climate change better than anyone

posted on April 4, 2014 03:05 PM

Vilsack says farmers understand climate change better than anyone Play Video U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says the USDA is helping organize and share information with farmers about climate change so they can take advantage of opportunities and take whatever action they might need to mitigate and adapt to the changes. Watch Story

Vilsack says he'd love to work with young people in future

posted on April 4, 2014 03:03 PM

Vilsack says he'd love to work with young people in future Play Video Sec. Tom Vilsack says he doesn't know what's in his future beyond his current job at the USDA. However, in response to a question about possible interest in working in education, Vilsack says he had a compelling experience as a fellow at Harvard, and "if there's any opportunity for me to work with... Watch Story

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

Vilsack says he's unaware of any secret settlements in his administration

posted on April 4, 2014 02:58 PM

Vilsack says he's unaware of any secret settlements in his administration Play Video Sec. Tom Vilsack says there was no money paid during this two terms as governor of Iowa to keep people quiet. He says there was no need for secret settlements. 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

Vilsack says strong renewable fuel standard is needed

posted on November 8, 2013 03:21 PM

Vilsack says strong renewable fuel standard is needed Play Video U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says there is a need for a strong renewable fuel standard, in part because the oil industry has done a good job of helping make it difficult for some consumers to have access to ethanol. Watch Story

Vilsack says ethanol distribution needs improvement

posted on November 8, 2013 03:18 PM

Vilsack says ethanol distribution needs improvement Play Video USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack says the ethanol industry is bumping up against a blend wall. He says the focus should not be so much on renewable fuel standard numbers, but more on how we can provide more, and better, distribution systems to get ethanol to all consumers across the country. 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

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

posted on April 20, 2012 12:31 PM

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Play Video U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack discusses issues pertaining to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Joining Vilsack at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Mike Glover, political writer for The Associated Press; and Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa. Watch Full Episode

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

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack Discusses FY11 and FY12 Budgets

posted on April 21, 2011 03:01 PM

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack Discusses FY11 and FY12 Budgets Play Video Tom Vilsack, secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), discusses the budget impact of the new FY11 budget now in place, and the potential impacts to the USDA with the upcoming FY12 budget. Joining Vilsack at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Mike Glover,... Watch Full Episode

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

posted on December 23, 2010 01:47 PM

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Play Video The former Governor of Iowa discusses the business of the USDA, the new Farm Bill, ethanol and bio-diesel fuels and revitalization of rural America. Joining Vilsack are moderator Dean Borg; Mike Glover, senior political writer for The Associated Press; and Kay Henderson, news director for Radio... Watch Full Episode
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