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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
April 18, 2014 Blog: Secretary's Column: Farm Bill Supports Specialty Crop Growers, Improves Access to Healthy Food
April 18, 2014 USDA Awards Grants for New School Food Service Equipment to Help Schools Dish Up Healthy Meals
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 USDA Announces Funding to Train and Educate Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers
April 11, 2014 Blog: Disaster Assistance Sign Up for Farmers and Ranchers to Begin April 15
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
April 3, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Progress on 2014 Farm Bill Implementation
March 25, 2014 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on National Agriculture Day
March 24, 2014 Farm Loan Program Modifications Create Flexibility for New and Existing Farmers and Ranchers Alike
March 21, 2014 Blog: The Power of Women in Agriculture
March 20, 2014 USDA Announces Growth of U.S. Organic Industry and Additional USDA Support Available with New Farm Bill
March 14, 2014 Blog: Growing Opportunity for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers and Ranchers
March 14, 2014 Hearing of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee - Budget Hearing - Department of Agriculture
March 10, 2014 USDA Announces Efforts to Expand Support for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers and Ranchers
March 7, 2014 Blog: New Farm Bill and 2015 Budget Expand Opportunity in Rural America
March 4, 2014 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Proposed FY 2015 Budget
Feb. 28, 2014 Blog: Secretary's Column: Another Step Forward Towards a Healthier Next Generation
Feb. 28, 2014 Blog: 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities: Ensuring Access to Higher Education and Opportunity for All
Feb. 26, 2014 USDA Awards Grants to Support Research, Teaching and Extension Programs at 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities
Feb. 25, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Announces $3 Million for a New Program to Improve Pollinator Health
Feb. 25, 2014 The White House and USDA Announce School Wellness Standards
Feb. 24, 2014 USDA Announces New Grants to Help Communities Meet Water Challenges in Coming Years
Feb. 21, 2014 Blog: Census of Agriculture Results Tell Story of Unlimited Potential in Rural America
Feb. 20, 2014 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the 2012 Census of Agriculture Preliminary Results
Feb. 14, 2014 Obama Administration Announces Additional Assistance to Californians Impacted by Drought
Feb. 14, 2014 Blog: Secretary's Column: New Farm Bill is an Investment in Rural America
Feb. 7, 2014 Secretary's Column: Innovation for a Stronger Rural America
Feb. 4, 2014 USDA Launches Effort to Assist California Producers Affected by Drought
Feb. 4, 2014 Statement by Secretary Vilsack on Passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014
Jan. 31, 2014 Blog: Expanding Opportunity for Rural Americans
Jan. 13, 2014 USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack Addresses American Farm Bureau Convention
Jan. 10, 2014 Blog: A New Food, Farm and Jobs Bill to Fight Hunger Here at Home
Dec. 6, 2013 Secretary's Column: A New Report Shows the Critical Benefits of Farm Bill Conservation
Nov. 22, 2013 Secretary's Column: A New White House Report Highlights the Need for a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill
Nov. 15, 2013 Statements on Departure of Under Secretary Elisabeth Hagen from USDA
Nov. 15, 2013 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on EPA 2014 Volume Standards
Nov. 14, 2013 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on U.S. Agricultural Exports in 2013
Nov. 7, 2013 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
Nov. 6, 2013 Udall: USDA Support for Job-Creating Biomass Development Underscores Need for Long-Term, Bipartisan Farm Bill
Nov. 6, 2013 USDA Invests in Research to Convert Beetle-Killed Trees into Renewable Energy
Nov. 1, 2013 Blog: Secretary's Column: As Conferees Convene, Priorities for a Farm Bill
Oct. 28, 2013 Secretary Vilsack Highlights First-Ever Report on USDA Efforts to Expand Agroforestry Practices on Farms, Ranches and Woodlands
Oct. 24, 2013 USDA Announces Funds to Provide Broadband in Unserved Rural Communities
Oct. 22, 2013 USDA Celebrates National Farm to School Month
Oct. 22, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Announces Record Sales, Income and Assets for Agriculture and Fishery Cooperatives in 2012
Oct. 21, 2013 USDA Announces Availability of Funding to Develop Advanced Biofuels Projects
Sept. 26, 2013 United States and Japan Streamline Organic Trade across the Pacific
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