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Thomas Vilsack's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Democratic
On The Ballot: Potential, Democratic for Vice President
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Aug. 4, 2016 USDA Announces Safety Net Assistance for Milk Producers Due to Tightening Dairy Margins
Aug. 2, 2016 Secretary Vilsack Announces $36.5 Million for Specialty Crop Research and Extension Investments
Aug. 1, 2016 USDA Announces Reopening of Brazilian Market to U.S. Beef Exports
July 13, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Accepts "Federal Agency of the Year Award" at League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Convention
June 6, 2016 USDA Provides Targeted Assistance to Cotton Producers to Share in the Cost of Ginning
June 2, 2016 USDA Awards More Than $14.5 Million to Support Plant Health and Resilience Research
June 2, 2016 Vilsack Announces New Promise Zone Designation for Puerto Rico, Other Steps to Lift Puerto Rican Economy
May 28, 2016 USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel
May 27, 2016 USDA Extends Deadline for Recording Farm Structure
May 27, 2016 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on the Latest Quarterly Agricultural Trade Forecast
May 19, 2016 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Organic Trade Association Report
May 18, 2016 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on the U.S. International Trade Commission Report
May 17, 2016 USDA Announces $10.7 Million Available For Critical Water Research
May 16, 2016 U.S. Beef Arrives in Recently Reopened South African Market
May 16, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces $130 Million Available for Foundational Agricultural Research, Education and Extension
May 12, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry Results, Additional $72.3 Million Soil Health Investment to Support Paris Agreement
May 6, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Opens USDA Farmers Market for the 21st Season
May 6, 2016 USDA Awards $39.3 Million in Loans and Grants to Support Economic Development in Rural Areas
May 4, 2016 USDA Announces $15.6 Million in Grants to Strengthen Rural Communities
May 3, 2016 USDA Awards $16 Million for Research into Sustainable Crop and Livestock Production Methods
May 3, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Open Prairie Rural Opportunities Fund
May 2, 2016 USDA Announces $6 Million in Available Funding for Antimicrobial Resistance Research
April 29, 2016 USDA Unveils New 'Urban Agriculture Toolkit' for Urban Farmers and Agri-business Entrepreneurs
April 21, 2016 USDA Announces $22 Million Available for Research to Combat Citrus Greening
April 18, 2016 USDA Announces $4.7 Million Available in Grants for Food Safety Training, Outreach and Technical Assistance
April 12, 2016 USDA Expands Safety-Net for Dairy Operations Adding Next-Generation Family Members
April 5, 2016 USDA Reports Record Growth In U.S. Organic Producers
April 1, 2016 USDA Announces over $90 Million Available to Support Local Food Systems, Specialty Crop Producers
March 31, 2016 Federal, Philanthropic Partners Join to Strengthen Local Food Supply Chains
March 28, 2016 Just in Time for National Garden Month: USDA Launches "Plant a Window Box for Pollinators" Using New People's Garden Initiative Website
March 24, 2016 USDA Offers New Toolkit to Assess Economic Impact of Local Foods
March 22, 2016 USDA Awards $8.5 Million to Improve Communities' Water Sources
March 21, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Historic Agreements for U.S.-Cuba Agriculture Sectors
March 18, 2016 USDA Announces Rural Schools Payments
March 15, 2016 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on National Agriculture Day
March 14, 2016 USDA Launches Online MyPlate, MyWins Challenge, Available Throughout National Nutrition Month
March 14, 2016 United States Secures Full Access for U.S. Beef and Beef Products to Peru
March 11, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Join President Obama and Cabinet Delegation on Travel to Cuba
March 1, 2016 Blog: How the Biggest Changes in Our Nation's Nutrition Programs in a Generation Came to Be, Part I
Feb. 29, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces $18 Million Available to Support Research and Teaching at Historically Black Land-Grant Universities
Feb. 18, 2016 USDA Expands Insurance Options for Farmers Transitioning to Certified Organic Agriculture
Feb. 11, 2016 USDA Sees Strong Demand for Conservation Reserve Program
Feb. 11, 2016 USDA Secretary Vilsack Announces $58.25 Million to Protect Agriculture and Plants from Pests and Diseases Through 2014 Farm Bill Section 10007
Feb. 9, 2016 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on Farm Income Forecasts for 2016
Feb. 8, 2016 USDA Awards $20 Million in Grants for Citrus Greening Research
Feb. 4, 2016 10 #USDAResults in Conservation and Forestry You Should Know
Feb. 3, 2016 USDA Awards More Than $30 Million in Grants for Food Safety and Plant Health Improvements
Jan. 29, 2016 Blog: Earned Income Tax Credit Can Help Rural Families
Jan. 25, 2016 Obama Administration to Partner with 27 Communities to Boost Neighborhood Revitalization through Local Food Enterprises
Jan. 21, 2016 Progress Report: USDA Investments Make Big Impact for Rural America in 2015
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