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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
Dec. 6, 2013 Secretary's Column: A New Report Shows the Critical Benefits of Farm Bill Conservation
Dec. 4, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Energy Efficiency Loan Program to Lower Costs for Consumers, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Nov. 22, 2013 Secretary's Column: A New White House Report Highlights the Need for a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill
Nov. 22, 2013 Blog: A New Partnership to Sack Food Waste
Nov. 15, 2013 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on EPA 2014 Volume Standards
Nov. 15, 2013 Statements on Departure of Under Secretary Elisabeth Hagen from USDA
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 USDA Invests in Research to Convert Beetle-Killed Trees into Renewable Energy
Nov. 6, 2013 Udall: USDA Support for Job-Creating Biomass Development Underscores Need for Long-Term, Bipartisan Farm Bill
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 Agriculture Secretary Announces Record Sales, Income and Assets for Agriculture and Fishery Cooperatives in 2012
Oct. 22, 2013 USDA Celebrates National Farm to School Month
Oct. 21, 2013 USDA Announces Availability of Funding to Develop Advanced Biofuels Projects
Sept. 26, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Announces Funding to Support Small, Socially Disadvantaged Producers
Sept. 26, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Announces Funding to Support Small Socially Disadvantaged Producers and Renewable Energy Projects
Sept. 26, 2013 United States and Japan Streamline Organic Trade across the Pacific
Sept. 25, 2013 Obama Administration Officials Announce $7m In Grants and Investments to Revitalize American Manufacturing
Sept. 25, 2013 USDA Grant to Develop Youth Farm Safety Curriculum
Sept. 24, 2013 USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Create New Economic Opportunities and Grow Markets in Local Communities
Sept. 20, 2013 Rural Areas Gain Assistance for Enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplace
Sept. 20, 2013 Secretary's Column: The White House Rural Council Partnering in Support of Rural America
Sept. 19, 2013 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
Sept. 19, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Announces Funding to Improve Broadband Service for Rural Customers in Four States
Sept. 18, 2013 USDA 2013 Food Assistance Programs to Benefit More Than 10.5 Million Worldwide
Sept. 18, 2013 White House Rural Council Hosts Forum on Regional Innovation
Sept. 17, 2013 USDA Celebrates National Health IT Week
Sept. 17, 2013 Secretary Vilsack Announces Appointment of Brian Baenig as USDA Chief of Staff
Sept. 13, 2013 Secretary's Column: Taking New Steps to Care for the Land and Water
Sept. 13, 2013 USDA and Coca-Cola Partner to Replenish One Billion Liters of Water to Nature
Sept. 11, 2013 USDA Awards Funds to Promote Development of Rural Wood to Energy Projects
Sept. 10, 2013 USDA Awards Funds to Improve Conservation on Agricultural Lands
Sept. 9, 2013 Blog: 2013 USDOT TIGER Awards Help Rural Communities Thrive
Sept. 4, 2013 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Household Food Security in the United States
Aug. 30, 2013 Secretary's Column: Immigration Reform Also an Important Labor Issue
Aug. 29, 2013 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Forecast for U.S. Exports
Aug. 28, 2013 Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on 2013 Farm Income Forecast
Aug. 27, 2013 Report: Conservation Work Minimizes Sediment, Nutrient Runoff
Aug. 23, 2013 Blog: Secretary's Column: Continuing the Fight Against Childhood Obesity
Aug. 15, 2013 USDA Seeks Applicants for Funds to Assist Rural Microentrepreneurs
Aug. 15, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Announces Projects in 42 States and Two Territories Designed to Improve Farm and Rural Business Energy Efficiency
Aug. 14, 2013 USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Create Jobs, Economic Opportunity in Rural Areas
Aug. 14, 2013 USDA Announces Available Funding to Provide Safe Housing for America's Farm Laborers
Aug. 12, 2013 Secretary Vilsack Highlights USDA Efforts to Promote a Healthy and Productive Learning Environment as Students Head Back to School
Aug. 9, 2013 Secretary's Column: Celebrating America's Farmer's Markets
Aug. 5, 2013 USDA Celebrates National Farmers Market Week, August 4-10
Aug. 2, 2013 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Firefighters in Oregon
Aug. 2, 2013 United States Wins Trade Enforcement Case for American Farmers, Proves Export-Blocking Chinese Duties Unjustified Under WTO Rules
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