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Jan. 26, 2016 Obama Administration Partnering with Lake Village, AR, and Other Communities to Boost Local Foods, Neighborhood Revitalization; Local Foods, Local Places Encourages Creative Economic Development in Rural and Urban Communities in 22 States Gina McCarthy Dallas. TX
Jan. 15, 2016 USDA's StrikeForce Initiative Invests $23.5 Billion in Rural Communities, Expands to Four New States Thomas Vilsack Columbus, OH
Jan. 15, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announces Expansion of USDA's StrikeForce Initiative in Ohio Thomas Vilsack Columbus, OH
Jan. 14, 2016 USDA Announces $8.8 Million Available to Support Food and Agricultural Sciences Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 10, 2016 America Farm Bureau Federation Town Hall Thomas Vilsack Orlando, FL
Jan. 7, 2016 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Expanded Market Access for U.S. Poultry, Pork and Beef Exports to South Africa Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 6, 2016 Bob Stallman Appreciation Day Transcript Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 6, 2016 Blog: Introducing USDA Results, a Year-Long Storytelling Effort of the Obama Administration's Work on Behalf of Those Living, Working and Raising Families in Rural America Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2015 USDA Shares 2015 Results: Building a Stronger Rural America through Partnership, Progress and Promise Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2015 USDA Removes Farm Program Payments to Managers Not Actively Engaged in Farming Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2015 USDA Announces $40 Million Available to Help Ranchers Restore Sage Grouse Habitat Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2015 USDA Announces Funding Available for Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Programs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2015 USDA Begins 49th Enrollment Period for the Conservation Reserve Program Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 24, 2015 Statement from Secretary Tom Vilsack on Updated 2015 U.S. Farm Income Forecast Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 USDA Announces Investments in Rural Community Facilities To Enhance Rural Health and Public Safety Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 USDA Helps Schools Connect with Local Farmers and Ranchers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Blog: USDA Makes First Visit to Cuba Since 1961 Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Nov. 16, 2015 USDA Awards $18 Million for 1890 Land-Grant Universities Research, Education and Extension Activities Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 12, 2015 EPA and Partners Launch Challenge to Recycle Nutrients from Livestock Waste Gina McCarthy Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Farmers Facing Market Downturn Thomas Vilsack Was
Oct. 23, 2015 Senate Vote on the Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015 John Kerry Washington, DC
Oct. 19, 2015 Remarks by the President at Roundtable with Business Leaders Pres. Barack Obama was
Oct. 7, 2015 Nation's Ag Co-ops Set Records for Income and Revenue Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2015 New USDA Fact Sheets Illustrate State-by-State Benefits of Trans-Pacific Partnership Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2015 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Regarding the Agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2015 USDA Awards $113 Million to Support Specialty Crop Production, Grow Opportunities for Rural Communities Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2015 Our Ocean Town Hall Event in Valparaiso, Chile John Kerry Valparaiso, CL
Oct. 5, 2015 Remarks at the Opening of the 2015 Our Ocean Conference John Kerry Valparaiso, CL
Oct. 2, 2015 USDA Awards $34.3 Million to Support Communities' Local Foods Infrastructure, Increase Access to Fruits and Vegetables Funding Supports Local Food Systems, Farmers Markets and Healthier Eating for SNAP Participants Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Blog: Protecting the People Who Help Feed Us Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2015 USDA Announces $8.8 Million to Support a Diverse Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2015 USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadline Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2015 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Failure to Pass Food, Farm and Jobs Bill Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 16, 2015 EPA and USDA Join Private Sector, Charitable Organizations to Set Nation's First Goals to Reduce Wasted Food Gina McCarthy Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2015 USDA Awards 45 Projects to Advance the Next Generation of Natural Resources Conservation Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Sept. 11, 2015 New Report Shows Farm to School Grants Have Increased Likelihood that 6.9 Million Kids Will Eat More Healthy Food at School, Created New Local Market Opportunities for Farmers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 2, 2015 Remarks by the President after Visit with Fishermen Pres. Barack Obama Dillingham, AK
Aug. 27, 2015 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Passing of Amelia Boynton Robinson Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 25, 2015 Statement from Secretary Tom Vilsack on Updated 2015 U.S. Farm Income Forecast Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 13, 2015 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Updated Forecast for U.S. Agricultural Exports Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2015 Secretary Vilsack and USDA and New Mexico Officials Launch National Farmers Market Week Thomas Vilsack Santa Fe, NM
July 30, 2015 $12M in Grants to Benefit Vulnerable Children and Youth in Cocoa Growing Areas of Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana Thomas Perez Washington, DC
July 28, 2015 Remarks as Delivered by Agriculture Secretary Vilsack at Avian Influenza Outbreak Conference in Des Moines, Iowa Thomas Vilsack Des Moines, IA
July 28, 2015 Remarks by President Obama During Tour of Faffa Food Factory Pres. Barack Obama Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
July 24, 2015 USDA, Microsoft to Launch "Innovation Challenge" to Address Food Resiliency Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 USDA Broadens Crop Insurance Options for Fruit and Nut Producers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 22, 2015 Blog - G20 Countries Join Together to Reduce Food Waste Thomas Vilsack Unknown
July 20, 2015 Workers Affected by California Drought to Receive Temporary Employment Thomas Perez Washington, DC
July 16, 2015 USDA Announces Three New Centers of Excellence with a Consortium of 1890 Colleges and Universities Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 16, 2015 Administrator Gina McCarthy, Remarks at National Corn Growers Association, As Prepared Gina McCarthy Unknown
July 15, 2015 USDA Announces Conservation Incentives for Working Grass, Range and Pasture Lands Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 15, 2015 Remarks by Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew at The Harnessing the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development Event at Financing For Development Jacob Lew Addis, Ababa
July 14, 2015 Remarks by Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew at the Plenary Session of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development Jacob Lew Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
July 14, 2015 Secretary Vilsack Proclaims August 2-8 National Farmers Market Week Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 13, 2015 USDA Proposes New Ways to Help Meet Nutrition Needs of Low-Income, Homebound Seniors and People with Disabilities Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 10, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces the Selection of Dr. Robert Johansson as USDA Chief Economist Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 10, 2015 Record Number of Farmers and Ranchers Certified Under 2014 Farm Bill Conservation Compliance Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 1, 2015 Blog: Local Foods, Local Places Delivers Benefits in Rural America Anthony Foxx Unknown
July 1, 2015 Blog: Local Foods, Local Places Delivers Benefits in Rural America Thomas Vilsack Unknown
July 1, 2015 Transcript: Remarks as Delivered by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the 2015 World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 30, 2015 Obama Administration Assists Communities in Building Local Food Systems to Foster Economic Growth/Investment Helps Improve Public Health and the Environment, Diversify Local Economy Gina McCarthy Washington, DC
June 30, 2015 Obama Administration Assists Communities in Building Local Food Systems to Foster Economic Growth Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 30, 2015 Members Named to Seven Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 25, 2015 Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Passage of Trade Promotion Authority Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 24, 2015 Allergen-Free Peanuts Lead USDA Report Highlighting New Innovations in Ag Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 23, 2015 Secretary Vilsack Appoints New Members to National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 22, 2015 Blog: Serving More Summer Meals in Rural and Tribal Areas Thomas Vilsack Unknown
June 19, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Names Jonathan Alboum USDA Chief Information Officer Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 16, 2015 Hearing of the House Education and the Workforce Committee - Child Nutrition Assistance: Are Federal Rules and Regulations Serving the Best Interests of Schools and Families Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 16, 2015 Democrats Fight to Safeguard Healthy Meal Standards for Nation's Children Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 15, 2015 USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Provide Development Support to Rural Cooperatives Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 15, 2015 USDA Opens Enrollment Period for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Safety-Net Programs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 12, 2015 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Personnel Announcements Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 4, 2015 Blog:5 Facts You Should Know About the Role Trade Plays on America's Farms and Ranches Thomas Vilsack Unknown
June 2, 2015 Antibiotic Stewardship Forum Sylvia Mathews Burwell Washington, DC
May 28, 2015 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Updated Forecast for U.S. Agricultural Exports Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 27, 2015 DHS and USDA Break Ground for National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility Jeh Johnson Manhattan, KS
May 27, 2015 New USDA Portal Enables Farmers, Ranchers to Request Conservation Assistance Online Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 27, 2015 USDA Announces $1.4 Billion in Proactive Savings through Blueprint for Stronger Service Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 27, 2015 DHS and USDA Break Ground for National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility Thomas Vilsack Manhattan, KS
May 26, 2015 Secretary Vilsack Announces Plant Variety Protection Board Appointments Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 21, 2015 USDA Reminds Farmers to Certify Conservation Compliance by June 1 Deadline Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 18, 2015 USDA to Expand Investment in Water Conservation, Resilience across Drought-Stricken States Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 14, 2015 USDA Announces Funding to Assist with Organic Certification Costs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 11, 2015 One of the Best Fields for New College Graduates? Agriculture. Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 10, 2015 U.S., Jordan Sign Agreement to Promote Agricultural Development and Trade, Support Humanitarian Assistance Thomas Vilsack Amman, Jordan
May 8, 2015 USDA Announces $30 Million Available for Food Entrepreneurs and Agricultural Producers to Develop New Products Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 8, 2015 Statement by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Final Communique by G-20 Agriculture Ministers Thomas Vilsack Istanbul, Turkey
May 6, 2015 Blog: Keep Striking from the Top: Inspirational Words for 2015 Florida A&M University Graduates Thomas Vilsack Unknown
May 6, 2015 Statement from Secretary Vilsack on New Data Showing the Vast Majority of Schools Now Meet the Updated Meals Standards Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 4, 2015 USDA Announces $235 Million Available for Innovative New Conservation Partnerships Thomas Vilsack Denver, CO
April 30, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Travels to Turkey for G20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 24, 2015 Blog: Secretary Kerry Honors 'Culinary Diplomats' in the Lead-Up to the Opening of the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo John Kerry Unknown
April 23, 2015 Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Secretary Vilsack on Rollout of USDA's Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture & Forestry Strategy at Michigan State University Thomas Vilsack Unknown
April 23, 2015 Blog: Secretary Vilsack Announces Partnerships with Farmers and Ranchers to Address Climate Change Thomas Vilsack Unknown
April 23, 2015 Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Secretary Vilsack on Rollout of USDA's Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture & Forestry Strategy at Michigan State University Thomas Vilsack East Lansing, MI
April 22, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces New 1.6 Megawatt Solar Farm at USDA George Washington Carver Center and Other Solar Projects Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 17, 2015 The Chicago Council - Investing in Collaborative Conservation to Address Global Food Security Challenges Thomas Vilsack Unknown
April 17, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Proclaims April 2015 National Garden Month Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 16, 2015 Omaha.com - Estate Tax Fight in Congress Has Midlanders' Attention - Especially Farmers, Ranchers Joseph Biden Washington, DC
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