posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:29 PM
Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture...
posted on April 17, 2015 at 5:40 PM
Creighton University’s Rural Mainstreet Index climbed a-point-and-a-half to 46 this month, but remains four points below growth neutral. The monthly survey of bank CEO’s in a ten-state region dominated by agriculture, revealed a resurgent U.S....
posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:24 PM
Standards proposed Wednesday by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates of salmonella and campylobacter, another pathogen that can cause symptoms similar to salmonella, in chicken parts, ground chicken and ground turkey. The standards...
posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:09 PM
A 2010 email from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his department was "waiting for the go-ahead" from the White House before accepting the resignation of employee Shirley Sherrod, according to newly released documents, despite Obama...
posted on September 26, 2014 at 1:06 PM
Farmers can start as early as next week on signing up for new safety net programs that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said replaces the much-criticized direct payments with government payouts based on the risks farmers face.
posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:51 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure future water supplies.Vilsack also...
posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:54 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is donating $10 billion to spur private investment in rural America.
The White House was announcing the money Thursday as part of a rural conference it is holding this week....
posted on July 11, 2014 at 6:01 PM
The USDA is asking farmers to report cases of PED virus.
posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:50 PM
A judge has turned aside an administration effort to quash subpoenas to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, whose testimony is being sought in a lawsuit filed against the late blogger Andrew Breitbart.
posted on June 6, 2014 at 4:14 PM
Hog producers, dealing with both great market prices and a disease with no known cure, took center stage at the Iowa State Fairgrounds this week for the World Pork Expo.
posted on March 28, 2014 at 6:29 PM
Bronze sculpture of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug is place in the Statuary Hall.
posted on March 21, 2014 at 5:13 PM
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...
posted on November 27, 2013 at 5:00 PM
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...
posted on September 13, 2013 at 6:02 PM
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack calls for congressional action on farm Issues.
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...