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USDA details new risk-based farm payment programs

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. Full Story

Agriculture Chief Visits Water-Starved Families

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... Full Story

Farm Bank Donates $10 billion for Rural Projects

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.... Full Story

Measures Taken to Slow Spread of PED Virus

posted on July 11, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Measures Taken to Slow Spread of PED Virus
The USDA is asking farmers to report cases of PED virus. Full Story

Subpoenas to agriculture secretary stand

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. Full Story

Pork industry enters spotlight while issues loom

posted on June 6, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Pork industry enters spotlight while issues loom
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. Full Story

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
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