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Aug. 4, 2016 USDA Announces Safety Net Assistance for Milk Producers Due to Tightening Dairy Margins Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2016 Secretary Vilsack Announces $36.5 Million for Specialty Crop Research and Extension Investments Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2016 USDA Announces Reopening of Brazilian Market to U.S. Beef Exports Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 22, 2016 At Central Florida Citrus Grove, Rubio Urges Action On Bill To Help Mitigate Costs Of Citrus Greening Bacteria Sen. Marco Rubio Washington, DC
July 21, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, and The Honorable Harry Reid, Minority Leader, United States Senate- Address Citrus Greening In Tax Legislation Later This Year Sen. Marco Rubio Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Accepts "Federal Agency of the Year Award" at League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Convention Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Rural Communication Networks Sen. Marco Rubio Unknown
July 6, 2016 Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on GMO Labeling Bill Sen. Rafael Cruz Washington, DC
June 15, 2016 Governor Pence Attends Grand Opening of WinField Crop Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms Today Gov. Mike Pence Washington, DC
June 7, 2016 Herald-Leader- Kentucky, Once Again, at Forefront of Hemp Production Sen. Rand Paul Washington, DC
June 6, 2016 USDA Provides Targeted Assistance to Cotton Producers to Share in the Cost of Ginning Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 2, 2016 USDA Awards More Than $14.5 Million to Support Plant Health and Resilience Research Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 2, 2016 Vilsack Announces New Promise Zone Designation for Puerto Rico, Other Steps to Lift Puerto Rican Economy Thomas Vilsack Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
May 28, 2016 USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 27, 2016 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on the Latest Quarterly Agricultural Trade Forecast Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 27, 2016 USDA Extends Deadline for Recording Farm Structure Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 Statement on Senate Vote to Repeal Wasteful USDA Catfish Inspection Program Sen. Timothy Kaine Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Organic Trade Association Report Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on the U.S. International Trade Commission Report Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Kasich Signs Four Bills Gov. John Kasich Columbus, OH
May 17, 2016 USDA Announces $10.7 Million Available For Critical Water Research Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Following Rubio Request, Administration Poised To Provide Greater Scrutiny Of Chinese Agriculture Deal Sen. Marco Rubio Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces $130 Million Available for Foundational Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 U.S. Beef Arrives in Recently Reopened South African Market Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry Results, Additional $72.3 Million Soil Health Investment to Support Paris Agreement Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 6, 2016 USDA Awards $39.3 Million in Loans and Grants to Support Economic Development in Rural Areas Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 6, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Opens USDA Farmers Market for the 21st Season Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 USDA Announces $15.6 Million in Grants to Strengthen Rural Communities Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 3, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Open Prairie Rural Opportunities Fund Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 3, 2016 USDA Awards $16 Million for Research into Sustainable Crop and Livestock Production Methods Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 USDA Announces $6 Million in Available Funding for Antimicrobial Resistance Research Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 29, 2016 USDA Unveils New 'Urban Agriculture Toolkit' for Urban Farmers and Agri-business Entrepreneurs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 USDA Announces $22 Million Available for Research to Combat Citrus Greening Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Cardin, Rubio, Colleagues Condemn Ethiopia's Crackdown on Civil Society Sen. Marco Rubio 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 8, 2016 Indiana Corn Farmers Applaud Signing of Farmland Property Tax Reform Bill Gov. Mike Pence Unknown
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 31, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama - Call for Tougher Scrutiny of Potential Chinese Investment in U.S. Food Supply Sen. Marco Rubio Washington, DC
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 United States Secures Full Access for U.S. Beef and Beef Products to Peru Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 14, 2016 USDA Launches Online MyPlate, MyWins Challenge, Available Throughout National Nutrition Month 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 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. 19, 2016 Indiana Lands Global Business Center in Planned Dow, Dupont Merger Gov. Mike Pence Unknown
Feb. 18, 2016 USDA Expands Insurance Options for Farmers Transitioning to Certified Organic Agriculture 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. 11, 2016 USDA Sees Strong Demand for Conservation Reserve Program 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. 8, 2016 Kentucky New Era Op-Ed: Rand Paul: Expanded Tax Deductions Would Help Ky. Farmers Sen. Rand Paul 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. 25, 2016 Obama Administration to Partner with 27 Communities to Boost Neighborhood Revitalization through Local Food Enterprises Thomas Vilsack 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. 15, 2016 Washington's War Against Farmers Must Stop Michael Huckabee Washington, DC
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 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
Jan. 6, 2016 Bob Stallman Appreciation Day Transcript Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 31, 2015 The Iowa Republican - Agriculture is the Foundation of America John Bush Unknown
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. 14, 2015 Rubio Presses Federal Government For Better Fisheries Data Collection Sen. Marco Rubio Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2015 USDA Announces Funding Available for Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Programs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2015 USDA Announces $40 Million Available to Help Ranchers Restore Sage Grouse Habitat Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2015 Des Moines Register - Huckabee: End hypocrisy over ethanol Michael Huckabee Unknown
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. 20, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Industrial Hemp Sen. Rand Paul Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $144,000 In USDA Funding To Bring Locally-Grown Food To Virginia Schools Sen. Timothy Kaine 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 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. 16, 2015 USDA Awards $18 Million for 1890 Land-Grant Universities Research, Education and Extension Activities Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 12, 2015 Warner, Kaine Announce Nearly $3 Million In USDA Funding To Support Virginia Agriculture Sen. Timothy Kaine Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 USDA Issues Safety-Net Payments to Farmers Facing Market Downturn Thomas Vilsack 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. 6, 2015 Warner, Kaine Announce More than $777,000 in Farm Bill Funding to Increase Access to Locally-Grown Food Sen. Timothy Kaine 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 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Regarding the Agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
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
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. 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
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