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

Full Name: Thomas 'Tom' James Vilsack
Office: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Democratic
First Appointed: 01/20/2009
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Christie; 2 Children: Jess, Doug
Birth Date: 12/13/1950
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA
Home City: Mt. Pleasant, IA
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
Aug. 19, 2014 USDA Announces $25 Million for Agricultural Entrepreneurs to Turn Commodities into Value-Added Products
Aug. 19, 2014 Shaheen, Vilsack Highlight Importance of USDA Programs to Rural New Hampshire Jobs, Economy
Aug. 12, 2014 Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden Announces Funding for Research to Benefit Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers
Aug. 6, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Provides Six-Month Update on Farm Bill Implementation Progress
July 29, 2014 USDA Implements Key Farm Bill Crop Insurance Provision
July 29, 2014 Blog: Unleashing Climate Data to Empower Americas Agricultural Sector
July 29, 2014 USDA Implements Key Farm Bill Crop Insurance Provision
July 23, 2014 USDA Selects 36 Energy Facilities to Accept Biomass Deliveries
July 23, 2014 USDA Secretary Announces Creation of Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research
July 22, 2014 USDA Reminds Farmers of 2014 Farm Bill Conservation Compliance Changes
July 21, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Proclaims August 3-9 National Farmers Market Week
July 17, 2014 Historic Farm Bill Funding Available to Organic Producers and Handlers
July 10, 2014 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Senate Confirmation of Darci Vetter as Chief Agricultural Negotiator
July 9, 2014 USDA Provides 12-Week Progress Update on Disaster Assistance
July 1, 2014 United States and Korea Streamline Organic Trade
June 30, 2014 USDA Makes $5 Million in Farm Bill Support for National Clean Plant Network Available
June 30, 2014 USDA Continues Farm Bill Implementation with Provisions to Help Farmers Manage Risk
June 26, 2014 USDA and USTR Name New Members to Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees
June 17, 2014 Hong Kong Market Reopens for U.S. Beef
June 16, 2014 Remarks as Prepared for Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Before the Agricultural Ministers of the European Union
June 13, 2014 Vilsack Travels to Europe Next Week to Discuss Expanding Trade Opportunities
June 12, 2014 USDA Announces New Farm Bill Funds Available for Research to Fight Citrus Greening
June 9, 2014 Obama Administration Announces Additional Support to Help Communities Boost Local Food Economies
June 9, 2014 USDA Announces Funding Availability for Turning Biomass Material into Energy
June 4, 2014 USDA Announces Programs to Conserve Sensitive Land and Help Beginning Farmers
June 4, 2014 Obama Administration Hosts First "Made in Rural America" Forum to Promote Rural Exports
May 29, 2014 USDA Awarding $6 Million to Prepare Farmers for New Farm Bill Programs
May 27, 2014 Chairwoman Stabenow, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Launch National Initiative that Will Make Major Investment in Great Lakes Conservation
May 21, 2014 New Pilot Program Offers Coverage for Fruits and Vegetables, Organic and Diversified Farms
May 19, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Highlights Recent Trade Breakthroughs with Mexico
May 19, 2014 Joint Statement by North American Agricultural Leaders Following Forum in Mexico
May 15, 2014 Yearly Survey Shows Better Results for Pollinators, But Losses Remain Significant
May 13, 2014 USDA Announces First Citrus Greening Funding Allocations and Appointments to Citrus Disease Subcommittee
May 7, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Continued Progress on 2014 Farm Bill Implementation
May 7, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee - Farm Bill: Implementation and Next Steps
May 2, 2014 USDA and Interior Department Green Light Conservation Practices for Farmers, Ranchers and Landowners in Five Lesser Prairie-Chicken States
May 2, 2014 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Updated 2012 Census of Agriculture Data
May 2, 2014 Blog: Secretary's Column: Landmark Farm Bill Support for Conservation Helps to Boost Rural Economy
April 29, 2014 USDA Announces Additional Support for Small and Midsized Farmers and Ranchers
April 25, 2014 Blog: Secretary's Column: Supporting Families Facing Adversity: USDA Achieves Results for Producers after Week One of Disaster Assistance Sign Up
April 23, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces New Report on Scientific Breakthroughs from USDA in 2013
April 18, 2014 USDA Awards Grants for New School Food Service Equipment to Help Schools Dish Up Healthy Meals
April 18, 2014 Blog: Secretary's Column: Farm Bill Supports Specialty Crop Growers, Improves Access to Healthy Food
April 17, 2014 USDA Announces Specialty Crop Block Grant Program-Historic Farm Bill Support Available through State Departments of Agriculture
April 16, 2014 USDA Helps Open and Expand Export Markets for U.S. Agriculture through 2014 Farm Bill Programs
April 15, 2014 Sign-Up Begins Today for USDA Disaster Assistance Programs Restored by Farm Bill
April 11, 2014 Blog: Disaster Assistance Sign Up for Farmers and Ranchers to Begin April 15
April 11, 2014 USDA Announces Funding to Train and Educate Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers
April 7, 2014 USDA Officially Announces Sign-Up Date for Farmer and Rancher Disaster Assistance Programs
April 3, 2014 USDA Provides Farm Bill Funding for Pest and Disease Management Programs
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