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April 21, 2016 USDA Announces $22 Million Available for Research to Combat Citrus Greening Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 18, 2016 USDA Announces $4.7 Million Available in Grants for Food Safety Training, Outreach and Technical Assistance Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 12, 2016 USDA Expands Safety-Net for Dairy Operations Adding Next-Generation Family Members Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 5, 2016 USDA Reports Record Growth In U.S. Organic Producers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 1, 2016 USDA Announces over $90 Million Available to Support Local Food Systems, Specialty Crop Producers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 31, 2016 Federal, Philanthropic Partners Join to Strengthen Local Food Supply Chains Thomas Vilsack Atlanta, GA
March 28, 2016 Just in Time for National Garden Month: USDA Launches "Plant a Window Box for Pollinators" Using New People's Garden Initiative Website Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 24, 2016 USDA Offers New Toolkit to Assess Economic Impact of Local Foods Thomas Vilsack Chicago, IL
March 22, 2016 USDA Awards $8.5 Million to Improve Communities' Water Sources Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 21, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Historic Agreements for U.S.-Cuba Agriculture Sectors Thomas Vilsack Havana, Cuba
March 18, 2016 USDA Announces Rural Schools Payments Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on National Agriculture Day Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 14, 2016 USDA Launches Online MyPlate, MyWins Challenge, Available Throughout National Nutrition Month Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 14, 2016 United States Secures Full Access for U.S. Beef and Beef Products to Peru Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 11, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Join President Obama and Cabinet Delegation on Travel to Cuba Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 8, 2016 Attorney General Lynch Discusses Department's Efforts to Protect Consumers From Unsafe Dietary Supplements Loretta Lynch Unknown
March 1, 2016 Blog: How the Biggest Changes in Our Nation's Nutrition Programs in a Generation Came to Be, Part I Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 29, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces $18 Million Available to Support Research and Teaching at Historically Black Land-Grant Universities Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 18, 2016 USDA Expands Insurance Options for Farmers Transitioning to Certified Organic Agriculture Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 USDA Sees Strong Demand for Conservation Reserve Program Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 USDA Secretary Vilsack Announces $58.25 Million to Protect Agriculture and Plants from Pests and Diseases Through 2014 Farm Bill Section 10007 Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on Farm Income Forecasts for 2016 Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2016 USDA Awards $20 Million in Grants for Citrus Greening Research Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 4, 2016 10 #USDAResults in Conservation and Forestry You Should Know Thomas Vilsack Savannah, GA
Feb. 3, 2016 USDA Awards More Than $30 Million in Grants for Food Safety and Plant Health Improvements Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 29, 2016 Blog: Earned Income Tax Credit Can Help Rural Families Thomas Vilsack Unknown
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. 25, 2016 Obama Administration to Partner with 27 Communities to Boost Neighborhood Revitalization through Local Food Enterprises Anthony Foxx Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2016 Obama Administration to Partner with 27 Communities to Boost Neighborhood Revitalization through Local Food Enterprises Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2016 Obama Administration to Partner with 27 Communities to Boost Neighborhood Revitalization through Local Food Enterprises Gina McCarthy Washington, DC
Jan. 21, 2016 Progress Report: USDA Investments Make Big Impact for Rural America in 2015 Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 15, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announces Expansion of USDA's StrikeForce Initiative in Ohio Thomas Vilsack Columbus, OH
Jan. 15, 2016 USDA's StrikeForce Initiative Invests $23.5 Billion in Rural Communities, Expands to Four New States 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 Blog: USDA Makes First Visit to Cuba Since 1961 Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Nov. 17, 2015 USDA Helps Schools Connect with Local Farmers and Ranchers 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. 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 New USDA Fact Sheets Illustrate State-by-State Benefits of Trans-Pacific Partnership Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2015 Nation's Ag Co-ops Set Records for Income and Revenue 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 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Failure to Pass Food, Farm and Jobs Bill Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2015 USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadline 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 Secretary Vilsack Proclaims August 2-8 National Farmers Market Week Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
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 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 Record Number of Farmers and Ranchers Certified Under 2014 Farm Bill Conservation Compliance 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 1, 2015 Blog: Local Foods, Local Places Delivers Benefits in Rural America Thomas Vilsack Unknown
July 1, 2015 Blog: Local Foods, Local Places Delivers Benefits in Rural America Anthony Foxx 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
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