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Thomas Vilsack's Public Statements

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
May 8, 2014 USDA Announces $78 Million Available for Local Food Enterprises
May 7, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee - Farm Bill: Implementation and Next Steps
May 7, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Continued Progress on 2014 Farm Bill Implementation
May 6, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Announces Electric System Improvements in 18 States
May 6, 2014 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on National Climate Assessment
May 5, 2014 USDA Announces Effort to Cut Energy Costs for Farmers, Ranchers, Rural Small Businesses
May 2, 2014 Blog: Secretary's Column: Landmark Farm Bill Support for Conservation Helps to Boost Rural Economy
May 2, 2014 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Updated 2012 Census of Agriculture Data
May 2, 2014 USDA and Interior Department Green Light Conservation Practices for Farmers, Ranchers and Landowners in Five Lesser Prairie-Chicken States
May 1, 2014 USDA Announces Funding to Spur Local and Regional Economic Growth in America's Rural Communities
May 1, 2014 New Programs Authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill Help Restore Wetlands, Support Outdoor Recreation Activities, Boost the 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 22, 2014 USDA Awards Research Grants to Address the Impact of Climate Change on U.S. Agriculture Production
April 22, 2014 On Earth Day, U.S. Forest Service Seeks Applications for Wood to Energy Projects
April 22, 2014 USDA Rural Development Celebrates Earth Day by Supporting Water Quality Projects in 40 States and Puerto Rico
April 21, 2014 USDA Announces $150 Million Investment Fund to Grow Small Businesses, Create Jobs in Rural America
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 18, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Additional USDA Actions to Combat Spread of Diseases Among U.S. Pork Producers
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 9, 2014 New McGovern-Dole Projects to Benefit 2.7 Million Children Worldwide
April 9, 2014 Obama Administration Outlines New Strategy to Better Protect Communities, Businesses and Public and Private Lands from the Threat of Wildland Fire Ahead of 2014 Fire Season
April 7, 2014 USDA Officially Announces Sign-Up Date for Farmer and Rancher Disaster Assistance Programs
April 4, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Announces Rural Schools Payments
April 3, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Progress on 2014 Farm Bill Implementation
April 3, 2014 USDA, EPA Partner to Improve Access to Clean Water, Improved Infrastructure in U.S.-Mexico Border Region
April 3, 2014 USDA Provides Farm Bill Funding for Pest and Disease Management Programs
March 28, 2014 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack - Methane Reduction Strategy
March 27, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Visits Chicago School to Help Increase Access to the Summer Meal Program in Illinois
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 20, 2014 USDA Announces Funds to Improve SNAP Employment and Training Programs
March 20, 2014 USDA Demonstration Projects Will Provide Funding To Fight Hunger, Nourish Families
March 18, 2014 USDA Announces Support for Innovative, Sustainable Wood Building Materials to Protect Environment and Create Jobs
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 13, 2014 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack - Jason Crisp
March 13, 2014 New Report: USDA Rural Development Initiatives Created 75,000 Jobs in 2013
March 12, 2014 USDA Announces Support for Smarter Lunchrooms
March 12, 2014 USDA Awards Grants to Develop Obesity Prevention Programs
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
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