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Public Statements

Public Statements

Date Title Officials Location
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 Agriculture, Interior and Defense Departments Partner to Benefit Agricultural Lands, Wildlife Habitat and Military Readiness Sally Jewell 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 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 Remarks at the World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony John Kerry 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 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 Vilsack Outlines Vision for Agricultural Solutions to Environmental Challenges Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 5, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Outlines Vision for Agricultural Solutions to Environmental Challenges in Speech to the National Press Club Thomas Vilsack Unknown
May 30, 2013 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Forecast for U.S. Agricultural Exports 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 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 Secretary's Column: A Food, Farm and Jobs Bill: Helping Protect Our Natural Resources Thomas Vilsack Unknown
May 17, 2013 Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Meeting with Mexico's Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack Mexico City, Mexico
May 14, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Unveils Vision for U.S. Organic Agriculture Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 7, 2013 USDA Funds Major Research Initiatives to Study the Effects of Weather and Climatic Variability on Beef and Dairy Cattle Thomas Vilsack Madison, WI
May 6, 2013 USDA Announces Final Call for 2012 Census of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 1, 2013 Value-Added Producer Grants Support Local Producers, Biobased Initiatives Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 29, 2013 G-8 Open Data for Agriculture Conference Aims to Help Feed a Growing Population and Fulfill New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition Commitment Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 29, 2013 Remarks by Secretary Tom Vilsack - G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture Thomas Vilsack Unknown
April 25, 2013 G-8 Ag Leaders Set to Meet and Open Data to the World Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 24, 2013 USDA and Dairy Producers Renew Agreement to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Increase Sustainability of Dairy Production Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 22, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Disaster Assistance to Producers and Communities in 12 States Affected by Superstorm Sandy Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 4, 2013 Grants to Help Farms & Ranches Build Resilience to Drought Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 29, 2013 USDA Invites Applications for Renewable Energy System and Energy Efficiency Improvement Projects Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 29, 2013 USDA Announces New Conservation Collaboration with DuPont to Promote Sustainable Harvesting of Bio-based Feedstocks for Cellulosic Ethanol Thomas Vilsack Johnston, IA
March 26, 2013 Secretary Vilsack Launches USDA "StrikeForce" Initiative to Boost Rural Economic Growth and Opportunity Thomas Vilsack Columbia, SC
March 25, 2013 Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Must be Filed by MAY 1, 2013 Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 15, 2013 Remarks of Secretary Tom Vilsack at the Maine Medical Center Thomas Vilsack Portland, ME
March 14, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Outlines USDA Efforts to Raise a Healthier Generation of Americans; Affirms Need for Generational Change Thomas Vilsack Portland, ME
March 11, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to lead U.S. Delegation at the G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 5, 2013 Hearing of the House Agriculture Committee - To Review the State of the Rural Economy Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 1, 2013 USDA to Simplify Guaranteed Farm Loans by Setting Thresholds on Interest Rates Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2013 Reminder: Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Must be Postmarked by March 25 Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 21, 2013 Keynote Address by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack at 2013 USDA Ag Outlook Conference Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Feb. 21, 2013 Keynote Address by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack at 2013 USDA Ag Outlook Conference Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Feb. 20, 2013 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack: World Organization for Animal Health Recommends United States' BSE Risk Status Be Upgraded Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 5, 2013 Letter to Chairwoman Mikulski - Sequestration Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2013 U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announce Agreement to Further Open Japan's Market to U.S. Beef Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 14, 2013 Remarks of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to 94th Annual Meeting of the Farm Bureau Federation Thomas Vilsack Nashville, TN
Dec. 21, 2012 Letter to Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts, McCaskill - Keep Up Fight to Expand Missouri Energy Production John Kerry Washington, DC
Dec. 13, 2012 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader, and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader - Six Months After the Senate Passed a Bipartisan Jobs Bill, The House Has Failed to Act John Kerry Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2012 Blog: Secretary's Column: The Millions of Jobs Supported by Rural America Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Nov. 29, 2012 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Soaring U.S. Exports Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 27, 2012 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on 2012 Farm Income Forecast Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2012 Blog: Secretary's Column: Strengthening America's National Forests Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Oct. 19, 2012 Blog: Secretary's Column: Strengthening Homegrown Energy Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Oct. 17, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Projects to Create Rural Job Opportunities in 38 States Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 17, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Says Record Ag Exports Under Obama Administration are Growing Pennsylvania Small Businesses Thomas Vilsack Leola, PA
Oct. 8, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Fulfills Commitment to Designate 1 Million Additional Conservation Acres to Support Wildlife Habitat Restoration Thomas Vilsack Lewis, IA
Oct. 5, 2012 Blog: Secretary's Column: Listening to Communities and Strengthening Drought Relief Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Oct. 2, 2012 USDA Grants Support Marketing Innovation for American Farmers and Ranchers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2012 Statement of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Expiration of Authority for 2008 Farm Bill Programs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Investments in Specialty Crops to Help Strengthen New Markets, Provide Additional Economic Opportunity for Farmers and Ranchers Thomas Vilsack Madison, WI
Sept. 28, 2012 Blog: Secretary's Column: Investing in America's Rural Communities Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Sept. 25, 2012 Secretary Vilsack Announces Soybean Board Appointments Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 24, 2012 Claims Filing Period for Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Who Claim Past Discrimination at USDA to Open on September 24, 2012 Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 24, 2012 Blog: USDA's Record Conservation Accomplishments Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Sept. 22, 2012 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Failure to Pass Food, Farm and Jobs Bill Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2012 USDA, Partner Agencies, to Participate in Series of Regional Meetings to Coordinate Long Term Drought Response Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2012 USDA Expands Drought Assistance to 22 States Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner John Kerry Unknown
Sept. 14, 2012 Blog: Secretary's Column: A Food, Farm and Jobs Bill as Soon as Possible Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Sept. 13, 2012 Massachusetts Delegation and Governor Patrick Welcome Disaster Declaration for Fishermen John Kerry Washington, DC
Sept. 8, 2012 Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event -- Seminole, FL Pres. Barack Obama Seminole, FL
Sept. 7, 2012 Blog: Secretary's Column: Research Strengthening Agriculture's Resilience Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Sept. 6, 2012 Secretary Vilsack Announces Availability of Grants to Improve Housing for Farm Workers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 5, 2012 Tom Vilsack DNC Speech Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Aug. 31, 2012 Blog: Secretary's Column: Saying "Thank You" To Farmers and Workers on Labor Day Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Aug. 30, 2012 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Latest Forecast for Farm Exports Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 30, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Grants to Support Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Across 24 States Thomas Vilsack Boone, IA
Aug. 29, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Extends Emergency Grazing to Assist Ranchers Impacted by Drought Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 22, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces New Help for Livestock Producers with Changes to Emergency Loans, Crop Insurance Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 22, 2012 USDA Guarantees Loan to Support Development of Advanced Biofuels Production from Energy Grasses Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
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