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Ag Secretary: U.S. Must Figure out Hemp Production

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... Full Story

House Appropriations Subcommittee Scrutinizes USDA's 2015 Budget Proposal

posted on March 21, 2014 at 6:18 PM

House Appropriations Subcommittee Scrutinizes USDA's 2015 Budget Proposal
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack answers questions from Republican members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee concerning USDA's 2015 budget proposal. . Full Story

USDA Chief: Climate Change Already Hurting Farmers

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. Full Story

Bi-Partisan Push For Wind Production Tax Credit

posted on December 14, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Bi-Partisan Push For Wind Production Tax Credit
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. Full Story

Farm Bill Part of Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

posted on December 7, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Farm Bill Part of Fiscal Cliff Negotiations
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... Full Story

2012 Farm Bill Remains Stalled As Deadline Nears

posted on September 21, 2012 at 6:33 PM

2012 Farm Bill Remains Stalled As Deadline Nears
The 2012 Farm Bill remains stalled in Congress as September 30 deadline looms. Full Story

Livestock Farmers Seek Pause in Ethanol Production

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... Full Story

USDA To Spend $32 Million On Wetland Restoration

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... Full Story

US Ag Chief In Virginia Promoting Micro-Loans

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. Vilsack was... Full Story

Vilsack Touts PSU Research, Stumps for Farm Bill

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... Full Story

USDA Secretary Touts Importance of NBAF Project

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... Full Story

Secretary of Agriculture visits with Mark Pearson

posted on October 28, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Secretary of Agriculture visits with Mark Pearson
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. Full Story

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