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1/26/16 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 1/15/16 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack announces Expansion of USDA's StrikeForce Initiative in Ohio Thomas Vilsack 1/15/16 USDA's StrikeForce Initiative Invests $23.5 Billion in Rural Communities, Expands to Four New States Thomas Vilsack 1/14/16 USDA Announces $8.8 Million Available to Support Food and Agricultural Sciences Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions Thomas Vilsack 1/10/16 America Farm Bureau Federation Town Hall Thomas Vilsack 1/07/16 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Expanded Market Access for U.S. Poultry, Pork and Beef Exports to South Africa Thomas Vilsack 1/06/16 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 1/06/16 Bob Stallman Appreciation Day Transcript Thomas Vilsack 12/22/15 USDA Shares 2015 Results: Building a Stronger Rural America through Partnership, Progress and Promise Thomas Vilsack 12/15/15 USDA Removes Farm Program Payments to Managers Not Actively Engaged in Farming Thomas Vilsack 12/10/15 USDA Announces $40 Million Available to Help Ranchers Restore Sage Grouse Habitat Thomas Vilsack 12/10/15 USDA Announces Funding Available for Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Programs Thomas Vilsack 12/01/15 USDA Begins 49th Enrollment Period for the Conservation Reserve Program Thomas Vilsack 11/24/15 Statement from Secretary Tom Vilsack on Updated 2015 U.S. Farm Income Forecast Thomas Vilsack 11/17/15 Blog: USDA Makes First Visit to Cuba Since 1961 Thomas Vilsack 11/17/15 USDA Announces Investments in Rural Community Facilities To Enhance Rural Health and Public Safety Thomas Vilsack 11/17/15 USDA Helps Schools Connect with Local Farmers and Ranchers Thomas Vilsack 11/16/15 USDA Awards $18 Million for 1890 Land-Grant Universities Research, Education and Extension Activities Thomas Vilsack 11/12/15 EPA and Partners Launch Challenge to Recycle Nutrients from Livestock Waste Gina McCarthy 10/26/15 USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Farmers Facing Market Downturn Thomas Vilsack 10/23/15 Senate Vote on the Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015 John Kerry 10/19/15 Remarks by the President at Roundtable with Business Leaders Pres. Barack Obama 10/07/15 Nation's Ag Co-ops Set Records for Income and Revenue Thomas Vilsack 10/07/15 New USDA Fact Sheets Illustrate State-by-State Benefits of Trans-Pacific Partnership Thomas Vilsack 10/05/15 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Regarding the Agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Thomas Vilsack 10/05/15 Remarks at the Opening of the 2015 Our Ocean Conference John Kerry 10/05/15 USDA Awards $113 Million to Support Specialty Crop Production, Grow Opportunities for Rural Communities Thomas Vilsack 10/05/15 Our Ocean Town Hall Event in Valparaiso, Chile John Kerry 10/02/15 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 10/01/15 Blog: Protecting the People Who Help Feed Us Thomas Perez 9/28/15 USDA Announces $8.8 Million to Support a Diverse Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers Thomas Vilsack 9/22/15 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Failure to Pass Food, Farm and Jobs Bill Thomas Vilsack 9/22/15 USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadline Thomas Vilsack 9/16/15 EPA and USDA Join Private Sector, Charitable Organizations to Set Nation's First Goals to Reduce Wasted Food Gina McCarthy 9/15/15 USDA Awards 45 Projects to Advance the Next Generation of Natural Resources Conservation Thomas Vilsack 9/11/15 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 9/02/15 Remarks by the President after Visit with Fishermen Pres. Barack Obama 8/27/15 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Passing of Amelia Boynton Robinson Thomas Vilsack 8/25/15 Statement from Secretary Tom Vilsack on Updated 2015 U.S. Farm Income Forecast Thomas Vilsack 8/13/15 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Updated Forecast for U.S. Agricultural Exports Thomas Vilsack 8/01/15 Secretary Vilsack and USDA and New Mexico Officials Launch National Farmers Market Week Thomas Vilsack 7/30/15 $12M in Grants to Benefit Vulnerable Children and Youth in Cocoa Growing Areas of Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana Thomas Perez 7/28/15 Remarks by President Obama During Tour of Faffa Food Factory Pres. Barack Obama 7/28/15 Remarks as Delivered by Agriculture Secretary Vilsack at Avian Influenza Outbreak Conference in Des Moines, Iowa Thomas Vilsack 7/24/15 USDA, Microsoft to Launch "Innovation Challenge" to Address Food Resiliency Thomas Vilsack 7/23/15 USDA Broadens Crop Insurance Options for Fruit and Nut Producers Thomas Vilsack 7/22/15 Blog - G20 Countries Join Together to Reduce Food Waste Thomas Vilsack 7/20/15 Workers Affected by California Drought to Receive Temporary Employment Thomas Perez 7/16/15 Administrator Gina McCarthy, Remarks at National Corn Growers Association, As Prepared Gina McCarthy 7/16/15 USDA Announces Three New Centers of Excellence with a Consortium of 1890 Colleges and Universities Thomas Vilsack 7/15/15 Remarks by Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew at The Harnessing the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development Event at Financing For Development Jacob Lew 7/15/15 USDA Announces Conservation Incentives for Working Grass, Range and Pasture Lands Thomas Vilsack 7/14/15 Remarks by Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew at the Plenary Session of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development Jacob Lew 7/14/15 Secretary Vilsack Proclaims August 2-8 National Farmers Market Week Thomas Vilsack 7/13/15 USDA Proposes New Ways to Help Meet Nutrition Needs of Low-Income, Homebound Seniors and People with Disabilities Thomas Vilsack 7/10/15 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces the Selection of Dr. Robert Johansson as USDA Chief Economist Thomas Vilsack 7/10/15 Record Number of Farmers and Ranchers Certified Under 2014 Farm Bill Conservation Compliance Thomas Vilsack 7/01/15 Blog: Local Foods, Local Places Delivers Benefits in Rural America Thomas Vilsack 7/01/15 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 7/01/15 Blog: Local Foods, Local Places Delivers Benefits in Rural America Anthony Foxx 6/30/15 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 6/30/15 Members Named to Seven Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees Thomas Vilsack 6/30/15 Obama Administration Assists Communities in Building Local Food Systems to Foster Economic Growth Thomas Vilsack 6/25/15 Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Passage of Trade Promotion Authority Thomas Vilsack 6/24/15 Allergen-Free Peanuts Lead USDA Report Highlighting New Innovations in Ag Thomas Vilsack 6/23/15 Secretary Vilsack Appoints New Members to National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods Thomas Vilsack 6/22/15 Blog: Serving More Summer Meals in Rural and Tribal Areas Thomas Vilsack 6/19/15 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Names Jonathan Alboum USDA Chief Information Officer Thomas Vilsack 6/16/15 Democrats Fight to Safeguard Healthy Meal Standards for Nation's Children Thomas Vilsack 6/16/15 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 6/15/15 USDA Opens Enrollment Period for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Safety-Net Programs Thomas Vilsack 6/15/15 USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Provide Development Support to Rural Cooperatives Thomas Vilsack 6/12/15 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Personnel Announcements Thomas Vilsack 6/04/15 Blog:5 Facts You Should Know About the Role Trade Plays on America's Farms and Ranches Thomas Vilsack 6/02/15 Antibiotic Stewardship Forum Sylvia Mathews Burwell 5/28/15 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Updated Forecast for U.S. Agricultural Exports Thomas Vilsack 5/27/15 USDA Announces $1.4 Billion in Proactive Savings through Blueprint for Stronger Service Thomas Vilsack 5/27/15 DHS and USDA Break Ground for National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility Jeh Johnson 5/27/15 New USDA Portal Enables Farmers, Ranchers to Request Conservation Assistance Online Thomas Vilsack 5/27/15 DHS and USDA Break Ground for National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility Thomas Vilsack 5/26/15 Secretary Vilsack Announces Plant Variety Protection Board Appointments Thomas Vilsack 5/21/15 USDA Reminds Farmers to Certify Conservation Compliance by June 1 Deadline Thomas Vilsack 5/18/15 USDA to Expand Investment in Water Conservation, Resilience across Drought-Stricken States Thomas Vilsack 5/14/15 USDA Announces Funding to Assist with Organic Certification Costs Thomas Vilsack 5/11/15 One of the Best Fields for New College Graduates? 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Thomas Vilsack 5/10/15 U.S., Jordan Sign Agreement to Promote Agricultural Development and Trade, Support Humanitarian Assistance Thomas Vilsack 5/08/15 Statement by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Final Communique by G-20 Agriculture Ministers Thomas Vilsack 5/08/15 USDA Announces $30 Million Available for Food Entrepreneurs and Agricultural Producers to Develop New Products Thomas Vilsack 5/06/15 Blog: Keep Striking from the Top: Inspirational Words for 2015 Florida A&M University Graduates Thomas Vilsack 5/06/15 Statement from Secretary Vilsack on New Data Showing the Vast Majority of Schools Now Meet the Updated Meals Standards Thomas Vilsack 5/04/15 USDA Announces $235 Million Available for Innovative New Conservation Partnerships Thomas Vilsack 4/30/15 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Travels to Turkey for G20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting Thomas Vilsack 4/24/15 Blog: Secretary Kerry Honors 'Culinary Diplomats' in the Lead-Up to the Opening of the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo John Kerry 4/23/15 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 4/23/15 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 4/23/15 Blog: Secretary Vilsack Announces Partnerships with Farmers and Ranchers to Address Climate Change Thomas Vilsack 4/22/15 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces New 1.6 Megawatt Solar Farm at USDA George Washington Carver Center and Other Solar Projects Thomas Vilsack 4/17/15 The Chicago Council - Investing in Collaborative Conservation to Address Global Food Security Challenges Thomas Vilsack 4/17/15 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Proclaims April 2015 National Garden Month Thomas Vilsack 4/16/15 Omaha.com - Estate Tax Fight in Congress Has Midlanders' Attention - Especially Farmers, Ranchers Joseph Biden