posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:42 PM
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...
posted on July 26, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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...
posted on July 27, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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...
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...