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Date Title Officials Location
June 23, 2012 Secretary Vilsack Announces 23 New Water Quality Improvement Projects in Nine Mississippi River Basin States Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 23, 2012 USDA Publishes Final Rule to Restore the Nation's Forests Through Science and Collaboration Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 2, 2012 USDA Forest Service Makes $1 Million Commitment to Get Kids Outdoors Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 2, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces New Conservation Reserve Program Initiative to Restore Grasslands, Wetlands and Wildlife Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 29, 2012 Wall Street Journal - The Conservative Case for Foreign Aid John Kerry Unknown
Feb. 23, 2012 Remarks by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Keynote Speaker at Agricultural Outlook Forum 2012 Thomas Vilsack Arlington, VA
Feb. 21, 2012 USDA Announces New Highly Erodible Cropland Initiative for Conservation Reserve Program Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2012 New Forest Planning Rule Seeks to Restore the Nation's Forests through Science and Collaboration Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 18, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Disaster Assistance to Producers and Communities in 33 States and Puerto Rico Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2012 Secretary Vilsack Signs Historic Agreement with EPA and State of Minnesota Encouraging Farmers to Protect Rivers, Streams and Lakes Thomas Vilsack Saint Paul, MN
Jan. 13, 2012 USDA Announces Funding for Water Quality Markets, Seeks Proposals for Projects Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 4, 2012 Deadline for USDA Conservation Innovation Grant Pre-proposals January 31 Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 13, 2011 USDA Revises National Nutrient Management Standard to Achieve Maximum Agricultural, Environmental Benefits Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2011 Salazar, Vilsack Announce Important Step in Establishing 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2011 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces $50 Million for Gulf Coast Restoration Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 2, 2011 We Can't Wait: President Obama Announces Nearly $4 Billion Investment in Energy Upgrades to Public and Private Buildings Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2011 USDA Announces Ranking Dates for Four Major Conservation Initiatives Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 24, 2011 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on Priorities for the 2012 Farm Bill Thomas Vilsack Akeny, IA
Aug. 22, 2011 USDA Announces Recipients of Conservation Innovation Grants in 40 States Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 12, 2011 USDA Announces Availability of Additional Conservation Reserve Program Acres to Support Wildlife Habitat Restoration Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 11, 2011 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Additional Assistance to Wyoming Ranchers to Increase Sage-Grouse Populations, Enhance Habitats on 38,000 Acres Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 11, 2011 USDA Announces Major Efforts with Farmers and Ranchers to Improve Water Quality, Enhance Wildlife in the Northern Everglades Watershed Thomas Vilsack West Palm Beach, FL
Aug. 1, 2011 Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers in 11 Western State to Increase Sage Grouse Populations and Enhance Habitats Thomas Vilsack Unknown
June 13, 2011 USDA Announces New Recreational, Fishing and Hunting Opportunities in Rural Areas Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 8, 2011 United States Department Of Agriculture Media Conference: Efforts To Reduce Greenhouse Gases And Help Develop Environmental Markets Thomas Vilsack Unknown
June 8, 2011 USDA Funds Projects to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 24 States Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 13, 2011 Hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works - Statement of Secretary Thomas Vilsack Thomas Vilsack Washington, D.C.
April 13, 2011 Hearing of the Environmental & Public Works Committee - Oversight Hearing on Domestic Renewable Fuels: From Ethanol to Advanced Biofuels Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 16, 2011 USDA Releases Study Showing Conservation Practices Protect Water Resources in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Thomas Vilsack Unknown
March 11, 2011 New Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Agreement, LA CREP II, Signed for Louisiana Coastal Prairie Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 2, 2011 US Forest Service Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Weeks Act Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 1, 2011 Hearing of the House Appropriations Committee's Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee - Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2011 President Obama Announces Plan for Community-Based Conservation through the America's Great Outdoors Initiative Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2011 Media Briefing: Remarks by Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on President's Proposed FY 2012 Budget Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Feb. 10, 2011 Media Teleconference: Important Announcement Regarding USDA Forest Service Remarks by Tom Vilsack, Secretary of U.S. Department of Agriculture; Thomas Tidwell, Chief of Forest Service; and Harris Sherman, Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environm Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2011 On-Farm Energy Audits Help Agricultural Producers Improve Energy Conservation and Efficiency Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2011 Secretary Vilsack Announces a General Signup Period for the Conservation Reserve Program Thomas Vilsack Omaha, NE
Jan. 18, 2011 Natural Resources Conservation Service Associate Chief Departs on Year-Long Detail to Afghanistan Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 10, 2011 Remarks by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to American Farm Bureau Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Dec. 17, 2010 USDA Seeks New Project Proposals to Improve Water Quality in Mississippi River Basin Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 16, 2010 USDA Seeks Conservation Partnership Proposals to Improve Water Quality in Chesapeake Bay Watershed Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2010 USDA Requests Proposals for Water and Land Conservation Projects Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2010 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces New Steps to Meet the Challenge of Climate Change Thomas Vilsack Cancun, Mexico
Dec. 9, 2010 Transcript of Secretary Vilsack's Remarks at the United Nations Climate Change Conference Thomas Vilsack Cancun, Mexico
Nov. 30, 2010 USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Farmers and Ranchers Improve Rural Environmental Quality and Energy Efficiency Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 29, 2010 USDA Funds Conservation Projects for Water Quality Improvements in the Mississippi River Basin Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 23, 2010 Forest Legacy Program Reaches 2 Million Acre Milestone in Protecting Threatened Private Forests Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2010 Senate Resolution 680--Supporting International Tiger Conservation Efforts and the Upcoming Global Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia John Kerry Washington, DC
Nov. 12, 2010 USDA Announces Unprecedented Enrollment in Voluntary Effort to Restore the Nation's Wetlands Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2010 Secretary Vilsack Announces Conservation Program Payments that are Boosting Natural Resources on Working Lands Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2010 Nearly 500,000 Acres Enrolled in Cooperative Federal Effort to Protect Birds in Spill Zone Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 23, 2010 Brookings Institute Conference - "Regional Innovation Clusters: Advancing the Next Economy" Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2010 Conservation Reserve Program Sign-Up Benefits Producers, Protects Sensitive Habitat Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 2, 2010 USDA Announces Loan Program for Natural Resource Conservation Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 12, 2010 USDA Announces Recipients of Conservation Innovation Grants in 43 States Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 12, 2010 USDA Announces Recipients of Conservation Innovation Grants in 43 States Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 9, 2010 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Holds Listening Session for America's Great Outdoors Thomas Vilsack Concord, NH
Aug. 6, 2010 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and Other Federal Officials Hold Listening Session for America's Great Outdoors Thomas Vilsack Poughkeepsie, NY
July 23, 2010 Salazar and Vilsack Announce Appointments to Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 20, 2010 USDA Provides Additional Funding to Improve Water Quality in The Grand Lake St. Marys Watershed Thomas Vilsack Lewis Center, OH
July 12, 2010 USDA Announces Projects to Restore and Enhance Wetlands in Five Midwestern States Thomas Vilsack Washington, D.C.
July 12, 2010 USDA Announces Projects to Restore and Enhance Wetlands in Five Midwestern States Thomas Vilsack Washington, D.C.
July 9, 2010 USDA Announces Projects to Improve Natural Resources on Private Agricultural and Forest Lands Thomas Vilsack Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2010 Kerry Teams Up With "Shark Week" John Kerry Washington, DC
July 2, 2010 USDA Announces Projects to Improve Water Quality and Quantity for Agricultural Operations Thomas Vilsack Washington, D.C.
June 16, 2010 Unprecedented Cropland Study Confirms Conservation Practices Work On Farms in Upper Mississippi River Basin Thomas Vilsack Washington, D.C.
June 3, 2010 USDA Issues Final Rule for Conservation Stewardship Program Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 1, 2010 USDA to Provide Funding to Rehabilitate Farmland Damaged by Floods, Tornadoes, Drought and Wildfire Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 14, 2010 USDA Announces Funding for Wetlands Conservation Assistance in 22 States and Puerto Rico Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 12, 2010 New Federal Strategy for Chesapeake Launches Major Initiatives and Holds Government Accountable for Progress Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 12, 2010 USDA Adds More Acres to Habitat Restoration Projects under SAFE to Allow Landowners in Colorado and Washington to Advance Conservation Efforts Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 11, 2010 USDA Announces Additional Funding for Three Conservation Programs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 10, 2010 USDA Urges Producers to Sign Up Now for Conservation Stewardship Program Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 10, 2010 USDA Commits Funding to Help Clean-up the Great Lakes Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 29, 2010 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Availability of Funds To Improve the Nation's Natural Resources Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 22, 2010 USDA Employees Mark the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day with Acts of Service Across the Nation Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 22, 2010 USDA Announces Initiative to Improve Agricultural Energy Conservation and Efficiency Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 21, 2010 Hearing Of The House Committee On Agriculture - To Review U.S. Agriculture Policy In Advance Of The 2012 Farm Bill Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 19, 2010 USDA Seeks Proposals for Conservation Partnership Projects in Chesapeake Bay Watershed Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 16, 2010 President Obama Launches Initiative to Develop a 21st Century Strategy for America's Great Outdoors Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 15, 2010 USDA Announces Assistance for Wetland Restoration and Enhancement Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 13, 2010 Federal Agencies Sign Agreement to Protect Sage-Grouse Habitat Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 7, 2010 USDA Announces Funding to Enhance Market-based Approaches to Conservation Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 26, 2010 Obama Administration Officials Announce White House Conference on America's Great Outdoors Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 17, 2010 USDA Commits Water Quality Assistance to Help California's Agricultural Producers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 12, 2010 USDA Announces Initiative to Improve Sage-Grouse Conservation Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 4, 2010 USDA Seeks Project Proposals to Improve Water Quality in Mississippi River Basin Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 3, 2010 Hearing Of The Subcommittee On Agriculture, Rural Development, Food And Drug Administration, And Related Agencies Of The Senate Committee On Appropriations - Secretary Vilsack Testimony Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2010 USDA Announces Additional 300,000 Acres for Wildlife Habitat Expansion and Intent to Conduct General Conservation Reserve Program Signup in 2010 Thomas Vilsack Des Moines, IA
Feb. 27, 2010 USDA Signs MOU with Pheasants Forever to Enhance Conservation Efforts Thomas Vilsack Des Moines, IA
Feb. 4, 2010 Salazar, Vilsack Establish New Advisory Council On Wildlife Conservation And Hunting Issues Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 23, 2009 Secretary Vilsack Announces 41 Watersheds To Take Part In Mississippi River Basin Initiative Thomas Vilsack Washington D.C.
Sept. 24, 2009 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Major Initiative To Improve Health Of Mississippi River Basin Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 22, 2009 Hearing Of Senate Committee On Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry The Role of Agriculture and Forestry in Global Warming Legislation Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 11, 2009 Hearing of the House Committee on Agriculture - Pending Climate Legislation Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 4, 2009 Statement by Thomas Vilsack Secretary Of Agriculture Before The Subcommittee On Agriculture, Rural Development, Food And Drug Administration, And Related Agencies Committee On Appropriations, United States Senate Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 4, 2009 Hearing Of The Agriculture, Rural Development, Food And Drug Administration, And Related Agencies Subcommittee Of The Senate Appropriations Committee - Fiscal Year 2010 Appropriations For The U.S. Department Of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 15, 2009 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies of the House Appropriations Committee - The Department Of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 1, 2009 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Extends Certain Conservation Reserve Program Contracts Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 31, 2009 Statement By Thomas Vilsack Secretary Of Agriculture Before The Subcommittee On Agriculture, Rural Development, Food And Drug Administration, And Related Agencies Committee On Appropriations, U.S. House Of Representatives Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
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