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Father of the Green Revolution Immortalized in Bronze

posted on March 28, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Father of the Green Revolution Immortalized in Bronze
Bronze sculpture of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug is place in the Statuary Hall. Full Story

Market to Market (March 21, 2014)

posted on March 21, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Market to Market (March 21, 2014)
Full Program: The latest snapshot of the rural economy reveals modest improvement on Mainstreet. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack responds to pointed criticism from House lawmakers. Organic production is on the rise, but some growers hedge their bets with... Full Story

Farm Bill stalls over differences in SNAP spending

posted on November 27, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Farm Bill stalls over differences in SNAP spending
In the wake of the worst economic downturn since the Depression, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, grew dramatically. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the rates of participation and spending on... Full Story

A Call To Action From The Secretary of Agriculture

posted on September 13, 2013 at 6:02 PM

A Call To Action From The Secretary of Agriculture
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack calls for congressional action on farm Issues. Full Story

Watershed protection goal of USDA, Coca-Cola pact

posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:36 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Coca-Cola signed a five-year agreement Friday to restore watersheds that have been damaged or altered by development, wildfires and agriculture as part of an initiative to slow runoff and replenish... 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

Weather Dominates Economic Summit

posted on July 26, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Weather Dominates Economic Summit
Iowa producers hear about the gridlock of Washington directly from the Secretary of Agriculture. But it was the weather that had everyone talking. Full Story

Vilsack Up to Challenge of Obama's 2014 Budget

posted on April 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Vilsack Up to Challenge of Obama's 2014 Budget
The ongoing budget battle in Washington ramped up this week as President Obama sent Congress his $3.8 trillion spending request for fiscal year 2014. Seeking common ground with Republicans, the president’s plan aims to reduce the federal debt... Full Story

USDA Promotes Healthy Eating For Children

posted on March 22, 2013 at 4:07 PM

USDA Promotes Healthy Eating For Children
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack continued his promotion of healthy eating for children at an event in Maine this week. Vilsack says obesity and nutrition issues can affect children in many ways. Full Story

Market to Market (March 8, 2013)

posted on March 8, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Market to Market (March 8, 2013)
Full Program: An improving economic outlook pushes Wall Street to record highs. Secretary Vilsack tells lawmakers he has no other choice but to furlough meat inspectors. The State Department reports that a controversial oil pipeline poses little threat to the... Full Story

Vilsack Defends Sequester Actions

posted on March 8, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Vilsack Defends Sequester Actions
Speaking before the House Committee on Agriculture this week, USDA chief Tom Vilsack was scheduled to address the state of the rural economy. But the sequester’s across-the-board cuts quickly dominated the testimony. Several USDA programs could... Full Story

Vilsack Sees Trouble For Ag As Sequester Approaches

posted on February 22, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Vilsack Sees Trouble For Ag As Sequester Approaches
USDA 2013 Ag Outlook Forum. Vilsack concerned about agriculture's future in the near term as "the sequester" approaches. Full Story

USDA Celebrates 150 Years of Helping People

posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM

USDA Celebrates 150 Years of Helping People
One year into the Civil War, additional Union troops were rushed to Washington D.C. to protect the nation's capitol from rapidly advancing Confederate forces. With his back against the wall, President Abraham Lincoln struggled to unite a... Full Story

What Happened in Rural America in 2012

posted on December 28, 2012 at 6:06 PM

What Happened in Rural America in 2012
2012 began in much the same fashion as the previous year, and the one preceding it: as the U.S. economy struggled to recover from the worst downturn since the Great Depression. But in rural America, the stage was set for some commodities to... Full Story

Agriculture Secretary Says Rural America Becoming Less Relevant, Needs A More Positive Message

posted on December 14, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some harsh words for rural America: It’s “becoming less and less relevant,” he says. Full Story
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