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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
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 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 14, 2014 Blog: Growing Opportunity for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers and Ranchers
March 13, 2014 New Report: USDA Rural Development Initiatives Created 75,000 Jobs in 2013
March 13, 2014 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack - Jason Crisp
March 12, 2014 USDA Awards Grants to Develop Obesity Prevention Programs
March 12, 2014 USDA Announces Support for Smarter Lunchrooms
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: 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities: Ensuring Access to Higher Education and Opportunity for All
Feb. 28, 2014 Secretary Vilsack Addresses Commodity Classic on Farm Bill Implementation
Feb. 28, 2014 Blog: Secretary's Column: Another Step Forward Towards a Healthier Next Generation
Feb. 28, 2014 USDA Finalizes Changes to the WIC Program, Expanding Access to Healthy Fruits and Vegetables, Whole Grains, and Low-Fat Dairy for Women, Infants, and Children
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 The White House and USDA Announce School Wellness Standards
Feb. 25, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Announces $3 Million for a New Program to Improve Pollinator Health
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. 19, 2014 USDA Announces Fiscal Year 2015 Farm to School Grants to Continue Efforts to Increase Local Foods in Eligible Schools
Feb. 14, 2014 Blog: Secretary's Column: New Farm Bill is an Investment in Rural America
Feb. 14, 2014 Obama Administration Announces Additional Assistance to Californians Impacted by Drought
Feb. 7, 2014 Secretary's Column: Innovation for a Stronger Rural America
Feb. 5, 2014 Secretary Vilsack Announces Regional Hubs to Help Agriculture, Forestry Mitigate the Impacts of a Changing Climate
Feb. 4, 2014 Statement by Secretary Vilsack on Passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014
Feb. 4, 2014 USDA Announces Investments to Expand Distance Learning and Telemedicine Opportunities in Rural Areas
Feb. 4, 2014 USDA Launches Effort to Assist California Producers Affected by Drought
Jan. 31, 2014 Blog: Expanding Opportunity for Rural Americans
Jan. 27, 2014 USDA Offers Hurricane Sandy Victims a New Opportunity to Enroll Land into Easements
Jan. 24, 2014 Blog: Secretary's Column: The Building Blocks for a Healthier America
Jan. 23, 2014 USDA Announces Investments in Businesses and Rural Economic Development
Jan. 17, 2014 Secretary Vilsack Expands StrikeForce Initiative to Address Rural Poverty in Four Additional States
Jan. 17, 2014 Gov. Beshear, Congressman Rogers Issue SOAR Summit Report; Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Regional StrikeForce
Jan. 17, 2014 Joint Statement from Secretaries Jewell, Pritzker and Vilsack on the Drought Declaration in California
Jan. 17, 2014 The Huffington Post - Fighting Rural Poverty in Appalachia and the Delta Region
Jan. 16, 2014 American Adults are Choosing Healthier Foods, Consuming Healthier Diets
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
Jan. 9, 2014 Blog: Fighting the War on Poverty in Rural America
Jan. 9, 2014 Obama Administration Announces the First Five Promise Zone Designees
Jan. 6, 2014 USDA to Provide Additional Support to Food Banks, Soup Kitchens, and Food Pantries Across the Country
Dec. 23, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Reports Progress at the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade
Dec. 18, 2013 USDA Awards Grants for New School Food Service Equipment to Help Schools Improve the Quality of Meals
Dec. 18, 2013 USDA Brings Additional Relief to Landowners Affected by Hurricane Sandy
Dec. 13, 2013 U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to Travel to China to Advance U.S. Trade and Investment Priorities, joined by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
Dec. 13, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Announces Electric System Improvements in 25 States
Dec. 11, 2013 Secretary Vilsack Announces Partnership to Advance Commercial Potential of Cellulosic Nanomaterial from Wood
Dec. 11, 2013 Agriculture, Navy Secretaries Promote U.S. Military Energy Independence with 'Farm-to-Fleet'
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