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Public Statements

Date Title Officials Location
April 18, 2014 Blog: Secretary's Column: Farm Bill Supports Specialty Crop Growers, Improves Access to Healthy Food Thomas Vilsack Unknown
April 18, 2014 USDA Awards Grants for New School Food Service Equipment to Help Schools Dish Up Healthy Meals Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 17, 2014 USDA Announces Specialty Crop Block Grant Program-Historic Farm Bill Support Available through State Departments of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 16, 2014 USDA Helps Open and Expand Export Markets for U.S. Agriculture through 2014 Farm Bill Programs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 15, 2014 Sign-Up Begins Today for USDA Disaster Assistance Programs Restored by Farm Bill Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 11, 2014 Blog: Disaster Assistance Sign Up for Farmers and Ranchers to Begin April 15 Thomas Vilsack Unknown
April 11, 2014 USDA Announces Funding to Train and Educate Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 7, 2014 USDA Officially Announces Sign-Up Date for Farmer and Rancher Disaster Assistance Programs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 3, 2014 USDA Provides Farm Bill Funding for Pest and Disease Management Programs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 3, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Progress on 2014 Farm Bill Implementation Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 25, 2014 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on National Agriculture Day Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 24, 2014 Farm Loan Program Modifications Create Flexibility for New and Existing Farmers and Ranchers Alike Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 21, 2014 Blog: The Power of Women in Agriculture Thomas Vilsack Unknown
March 20, 2014 USDA Announces Growth of U.S. Organic Industry and Additional USDA Support Available with New Farm Bill Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 14, 2014 Blog: Growing Opportunity for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers and Ranchers Thomas Vilsack Unknown
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 Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 10, 2014 USDA Announces Efforts to Expand Support for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers and Ranchers Thomas Vilsack Santa Fe, NM
March 7, 2014 Blog: New Farm Bill and 2015 Budget Expand Opportunity in Rural America Thomas Vilsack Unknown
March 4, 2014 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Proposed FY 2015 Budget Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2014 Blog: 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities: Ensuring Access to Higher Education and Opportunity for All Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Feb. 28, 2014 Blog: Secretary's Column: Another Step Forward Towards a Healthier Next Generation Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Feb. 26, 2014 USDA Awards Grants to Support Research, Teaching and Extension Programs at 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Announces $3 Million for a New Program to Improve Pollinator Health Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2014 Remarks at the Economist World Ocean Summit John Kerry Unknown
Feb. 25, 2014 The White House and USDA Announce School Wellness Standards Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2014 USDA Announces New Grants to Help Communities Meet Water Challenges in Coming Years Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 21, 2014 Blog: Census of Agriculture Results Tell Story of Unlimited Potential in Rural America Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Feb. 20, 2014 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the 2012 Census of Agriculture Preliminary Results Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2014 Remarks on Climate Change John Kerry Jakarta, Indonesia
Feb. 14, 2014 Obama Administration Announces Additional Assistance to Californians Impacted by Drought Thomas Vilsack Fresno, California
Feb. 14, 2014 Blog: Secretary's Column: New Farm Bill is an Investment in Rural America Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Feb. 7, 2014 Secretary's Column: Innovation for a Stronger Rural America Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Feb. 7, 2014 Remarks by the President at Signing of the Farm Bill -- MI Pres. Barack Obama East Lansing, MI
Feb. 4, 2014 Statement by Secretary Vilsack on Passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014 Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 4, 2014 Statement by the President - Farm Bill Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
Feb. 4, 2014 USDA Launches Effort to Assist California Producers Affected by Drought Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 31, 2014 Blog: Expanding Opportunity for Rural Americans Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Jan. 13, 2014 USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack Addresses American Farm Bureau Convention Thomas Vilsack San Antonio, TX
Jan. 10, 2014 Blog: A New Food, Farm and Jobs Bill to Fight Hunger Here at Home Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Dec. 6, 2013 Secretary's Column: A New Report Shows the Critical Benefits of Farm Bill Conservation Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Nov. 22, 2013 Secretary's Column: A New White House Report Highlights the Need for a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Nov. 21, 2013 Remarks at the Swearing-in Ceremony for Nisha Desai Biswal as Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs John Kerry Washington, DC
Nov. 15, 2013 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on EPA 2014 Volume Standards Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 15, 2013 Statements on Departure of Under Secretary Elisabeth Hagen from USDA Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 15, 2013 Obama Administration's National Drought Resilience Partnership to Help Communities Prepare for Drought Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Nov. 15, 2013 Obama Administration's National Drought Resilience Partnership to Help Communities Prepare for Drought Gina McCarthy Washington, DC
Nov. 14, 2013 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on U.S. Agricultural Exports in 2013 Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2013 Remarks by the President on the Economy -- Port of New Orleans Pres. Barack Obama New Orleans, LA
Nov. 7, 2013 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 6, 2013 Udall: USDA Support for Job-Creating Biomass Development Underscores Need for Long-Term, Bipartisan Farm Bill Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Nov. 6, 2013 USDA Invests in Research to Convert Beetle-Killed Trees into Renewable Energy Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2013 America Needs the Next Generation Arne Duncan Louisville, KY
Nov. 1, 2013 Blog: Secretary's Column: As Conferees Convene, Priorities for a Farm Bill Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Oct. 28, 2013 Secretary Vilsack Highlights First-Ever Report on USDA Efforts to Expand Agroforestry Practices on Farms, Ranches and Woodlands Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 24, 2013 USDA Announces Funds to Provide Broadband in Unserved Rural Communities Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2013 USDA Celebrates National Farm to School Month Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Announces Record Sales, Income and Assets for Agriculture and Fishery Cooperatives in 2012 Thomas Vilsack Rapid City, South Dakota
Oct. 21, 2013 USDA Announces Availability of Funding to Develop Advanced Biofuels Projects Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Announces Funding to Support Small, Socially Disadvantaged Producers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2013 United States and Japan Streamline Organic Trade across the Pacific Thomas Vilsack Baltimore, MD
Sept. 25, 2013 USDA Grant to Develop Youth Farm Safety Curriculum Thomas Vilsack Minneapolis, MN
Sept. 24, 2013 USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Create New Economic Opportunities and Grow Markets in Local Communities Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2013 Secretary's Column: The White House Rural Council Partnering in Support of Rural America Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Sept. 19, 2013 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2013 White House Rural Council Hosts Forum on Regional Innovation Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 10, 2013 USDA Awards Funds to Improve Conservation on Agricultural Lands Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 30, 2013 Secretary's Column: Immigration Reform Also an Important Labor Issue Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2013 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Forecast for U.S. Exports Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 28, 2013 Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on 2013 Farm Income Forecast Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 27, 2013 Report: Conservation Work Minimizes Sediment, Nutrient Runoff Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 15, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Announces Projects in 42 States and Two Territories Designed to Improve Farm and Rural Business Energy Efficiency Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 9, 2013 Secretary's Column: Celebrating America's Farmer's Markets Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Aug. 1, 2013 U.S. Trade Representative Froman, Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack Announce Continued EU Market Access for American Producers of High-Quality Beef Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 22, 2013 USDA Announces Results for 45th Conservation Reserve Program General Sign-Up Thomas Vilsack Ames, IA
July 11, 2013 USDA Designates New Biobased Product Categories Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 10, 2013 USDA Announces Export Promotion Allocations for Fiscal Year 2013 Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 10, 2013 Agriculture, Interior and Defense Departments Partner to Benefit Agricultural Lands, Wildlife Habitat and Military Readiness Sally Jewell Washington, DC
July 10, 2013 Agriculture, Interior and Defense Departments Partner to Benefit Agricultural Lands, Wildlife Habitat and Military Readiness Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 28, 2013 Blog: 10 Reasons Why Congress Must Act to Pass a Food, Farms, and Jobs Bill Thomas Vilsack Unknown
June 21, 2013 Secretary Kicks Off USDA for All Seasons Campaign Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 20, 2013 Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on House Failure to Pass Food, Farm and Jobs Bill Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 19, 2013 USDA Announces Support for Rural Businesses in Recognition of National Small Business Week - USDA support will help businesses in 10 States Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 19, 2013 Remarks at the World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony John Kerry Washington, DC
June 18, 2013 G-8 Leaders Communique Pres. Barack Obama Lough Erne, Northern Ireland
June 14, 2013 Secretary Vilsack Hosts Listening Sessions and Visits Texas Farm, Calls for Passage of Food Farm and Jobs Bill Thomas Vilsack Lubbock, TX
June 14, 2013 Secretary's Column: A Food Farm and Jobs Bill to Grow Local and Regional Markets Thomas Vilsack Unknown
June 11, 2013 Statement From Secretary Vilsack on Senate Farm Bill Passage Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 10, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Additional Emergency Watershed Protection Funding to States Affected by Natural Disasters Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 7, 2013 Secretary's Column: Creating Modern Solutions to Environmental Challenges Thomas Vilsack Unknown
June 5, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Outlines Vision for Agricultural Solutions to Environmental Challenges in Speech to the National Press Club Thomas Vilsack Unknown
June 5, 2013 Vilsack Outlines Vision for Agricultural Solutions to Environmental Challenges Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 30, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Highlights Economic Opportunity and Job Creation of Regional Food Hubs Thomas Vilsack Elkwood, VA
May 30, 2013 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Forecast for U.S. Agricultural Exports Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 29, 2013 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Regarding World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Upgrade of United States' BSE Risk Status Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 24, 2013 Secretary's Column: Taking Time to Remember the Fallen Thomas Vilsack Unknown
May 23, 2013 Hearing of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, And Related Agencies - FY14 Department of Agriculture Budget Hearing Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 23, 2013 USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Provide Development Support to Rural Cooperatives Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 20, 2013 Statement by Secretary Vilsack on Congressional Progress Toward Passage of a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 17, 2013 Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Meeting with Mexico's Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack Mexico City, Mexico
May 17, 2013 Secretary's Column: A Food, Farm and Jobs Bill: Helping Protect Our Natural Resources Thomas Vilsack Unknown
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