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2014-04-10 23:03:43

USDA NAREEE Appointment Represents Rural Economic Development Topeka, KS (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointment of eight individuals, including Twilya L'Ecuyer with CURE Group, to serve on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board. The NAREEE Advisory Board advises the Secretary of Agriculture and land-grant colleges and universities on top national priorities and policies for...

Obama Administration Announces Climate Hubs To Aid Farmers
2014-02-05 14:33:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Wednesday, the Obama administration announced the creation of seven “climate hubs” located throughout the United States to help farmers and rural communities react to the threats of climate change. White House officials said the move is among multiple executive decisions that President Obama will take on climate change that do not require action from Congress. Overseen by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the hubs will be...

2014-02-04 08:37:07

ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albany Law School announced today that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will deliver the keynote address at the institution's 163(rd) Commencement Ceremony, to be held at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on May 16, 2014. Vilsack, a 1975 graduate of Albany Law School, also served two terms as Governor of Iowa before being appointed the nation's 30(th) Secretary of Agriculture by President Barack...

2013-05-28 16:25:00

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will speak at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon on June 5. Mr. Vilsack will discuss U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) efforts to help America's farmers, ranchers and foresters mitigate the risks of droughts, floods and invasive pests. He will discuss the problem of food waste in the United States and highlight solutions to improve sustainability. As part of this discussion he will share his...

2013-05-14 20:22:47

Delivers agency guidance to remove obstacles to the growth of organic production WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaking today to member-attendees of the Organic Trade Association's (OTA's) Policy Conference, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack officially recognized the unique production system covering U.S. organic agriculture, and announced guidance to remove agency obstacles to its continued growth. (Photo:...

2013-01-11 16:21:01

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Renmatix, the leading manufacturer of cellulosic sugars for biobased chemical and fuel markets, welcomed Secretary Tom Vilsack, leader of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), for the commissioning of the company's BioFlex Conversion Unit, a multiple-feedstock processing facility at the company's King of Prussia headquarters. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130111/NY41232 ) Vilsack toured Renmatix's world-class technical...

2012-12-31 16:21:29

Dairy Manufacturers and Consumer Groups Oppose New Program WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) stated today that the legislation proposed by Congressional Agriculture Committee leaders would still cause a problem in the marketplace because it includes a controversial new program designed to limit the milk supply. That proposal, championed by Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN) yet resisted by consumer groups, food...

2012-11-28 08:23:01

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing the human and environmental health risks of 2,4-D, an ingredient in the notorious Vietnam era defoliant "Agent Orange," the national Just Label It (JLI) coalition called on Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack to deny approval of genetically engineered (GE) 2,4-D resistant corn. "Corn may be as American as apple pie, but if it's genetically engineered it may jeopardize both human and environmental health. It needs to be labeled," said David...

2012-09-27 02:28:38

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hispanic National Bar Association praises Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on his recent announcement that Hispanic farmers and ranchers who alleged discrimination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the past decades can file claims until March 25, 2013. "The announcement that the USDA is starting an administrative claims process as an alternative to litigation for Hispanic or female farmers and ranchers is a welcome path...

2012-09-05 18:21:52

CHARLOTTE, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a transcript of a speech, as prepared for delivery, by The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, September 5, 2012: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120720/MM44058LOGO) Good evening. You know, rural Americans are a special people. Their labor puts food on our table and fuel in our gas tanks. Their service in our military sets a powerful example of...