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Showdown looms between Vilsack, Congress over wildfire costs

posted on December 18, 2015 at 4:24 PM

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is bracing for a showdown with Congress if the government keeps running out of money to fight wildfires. Full Story

USDA Announces Goal of Fifty Percent Reduction in Food Waste

posted on September 18, 2015 at 5:19 PM

USDA Announces Goal of Fifty Percent Reduction in Food Waste
The USDA and EPA hope that by reducing the amount of food we throw away; improvements will be made to the overall food security of the nation and will benefit the environment Full Story

California Wildfires make Firefighting Funds a Hot Topic in D.C.

posted on September 18, 2015 at 5:18 PM

California Wildfires make Firefighting Funds a Hot Topic in D.C.
According to statistics from the National Interagency Fire Center, 2015’s fire season is one of the worst in recent memory. And while several western states have fallen prey to the combustible nature of prolonged drought, California is the... Full Story

Firefighters in Washington State Worry over Wind Forecast

posted on August 28, 2015 at 5:05 PM

Crews in Washington continued to battle the largest blaze in state history, while there were evacuations in Idaho and Montana. Full Story

USDA Lays Out Plan if Avian Flu Returns

posted on July 31, 2015 at 6:30 PM

USDA Lays Out Plan if Avian Flu Returns
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Iowa this week, speaking with poultry producers about the latest developments in the fight against Avian Bird Flu Full Story

As Economy Improves, Some States Forego Federal SNAP Waivers

posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:42 PM

As Economy Improves, Some States Forego Federal SNAP Waivers
According to USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service, total costs for SNAP benefits more than doubled between 2007 and 2013. And while the uptick in payouts to participants actually fell to $74 billion in 2014, The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance... Full Story

Market to Market (July 26, 2013)

posted on July 26, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Market to Market (July 26, 2013)
Full Program: Secretary Vilsack explains why an extension of current farm policy is a giant step backwards. Timely rains bring moisture to portions of the Corn Belt, but the outlook is anything but certain. Aging farmers ponder the transition to the next... Full Story

Market to Market (July 27, 2012)

posted on July 27, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Market to Market (July 27, 2012)
Full Program: Arid conditions hamper cotton yields on the Southern Plains. As the drought intensifies, a noted climatologist says the worst may be yet to come. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack calls on Congress to act on behalf of rural America. Market... Full Story

Agriculture Secretary Presses House on Farm Bill

posted on June 29, 2012 at 11:33 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday urged the Republican-led House to vote on a long-term farm policy bill, saying failure to act could leave livestock producers exposed to disasters and other farmers uncertain about the... Full Story

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