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2014-06-26 12:26:07

Barbara Bush, Margaret Hamburg, Tom Vilsack to Be Featured ASPEN, Colo., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, continues today, June 26, with a spotlight on the future of health from many angles. The upcoming live video for June 26 is: -- 9:00am MDT / 11:00am EDT - US Food Policy, Past and Present: Where Does the Future Lie?Two US Department of Agriculture Secretaries, one past, one...

2014-05-27 20:20:54

California's Bay-Delta Designated a Critical Conservation Area DAVIS, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new era in American conservation efforts with an historic focus on public-private partnership. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), created in the 2014 Farm Bill, will fund a number of conservation activities across California - with special funding available for...

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...


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