posted on September 4, 2015 at 4:21 PM
The U.S. Forest Service spent a record $243 million last week battling forest fires around the country, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday.
posted on April 24, 2015 at 4:36 PM
Federal agricultural officials announced Thursday voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama's efforts to combat global warming — and don't require congressional approval.
posted on February 13, 2015 at 7:02 PM
Some farmers may see dramatically less money in the cash box this season. Vilsack goes to the Hill as the Farm Bill celebrates its first birthday. Preservationists document the history of the American farm. Market analysis with Mark Gold.
posted on May 23, 2014 at 11:01 AM
DENVER (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday he's working with the Department of Justice to permit the importation of hemp seeds for cultivation.
The farm bill signed into law by President Obama allows the industrial...
posted on March 21, 2014 at 6:18 PM
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack answers questions from Republican members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee concerning USDA's 2015 budget proposal.
posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:04 PM
The Obama administration announced that seven new "climate hubs" will open in regions across the U.S., acting as clearinghouses for data and research about the effects of climate change.
posted on December 14, 2012 at 3:05 PM
Iowa Senator Charles Grassley, a Republican, and Senator Mark Udall, a Democrat from Utah, led a bi-partisan effort to extend the production tax credits for wind energy.
posted on December 7, 2012 at 5:40 PM
As the clock winds down to the holiday season and closer to Washington’s self-imposed fiscal cliff, public posturing was apparent this past week.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-California: 'We put an offer on the table. The president now has...
posted on September 21, 2012 at 6:33 PM
The 2012 Farm Bill remains stalled in Congress as September 30 deadline looms.
posted on August 10, 2012 at 3:09 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Livestock farmers and ranchers seeing their feed costs rise because of the worst drought in a quarter-century are demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency waive production requirements for corn-based...
posted on May 25, 2012 at 1:54 PM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture is to spend $32 million this year on wetland preservation and restoration projects in seven states along the Mississippi River.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Tuesday...
posted on May 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he's seeing more young people and even returning disabled veterans expressing an interest in farming, and he's rolling out a program to help them realize their dreams.
posted on May 18, 2012 at 1:03 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack sought Wednesday to raise the profile of agricultural research at universities like Penn State as Congress begins the arduous task of renewing the farm bill.
Penn State leads...
posted on April 13, 2012 at 3:42 PM
MANHATTAN, Kan. — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday that construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility near Kansas State University should move forward and not be considered a "parochial" issue relevant only to...
posted on October 28, 2011 at 3:14 PM
Host Mark Pearson sits down with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to discuss the upcoming Farm Bill, conversation and energy among many things.