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Date Title Officials Location
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 Remarks by Secretary Tom Vilsack - G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture Thomas Vilsack Unknown
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 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 Says Record Ag Exports Under Obama Administration are Growing Pennsylvania Small Businesses Thomas Vilsack Leola, PA
Oct. 17, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Projects to Create Rural Job Opportunities in 38 States Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
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 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
Oct. 1, 2012 Statement of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Expiration of Authority for 2008 Farm Bill Programs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
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 Blog: USDA's Record Conservation Accomplishments Thomas Vilsack Unknown
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. 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 Blog: Secretary's Column: A Food, Farm and Jobs Bill as Soon as Possible Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Sept. 14, 2012 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner John Kerry 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 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Grants to Support Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Across 24 States Thomas Vilsack Boone, IA
Aug. 30, 2012 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Latest Forecast for Farm Exports Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Extends Emergency Grazing to Assist Ranchers Impacted by Drought Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 22, 2012 USDA Guarantees Loan to Support Development of Advanced Biofuels Production from Energy Grasses 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 Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event Pres. Barack Obama Las Vegas, NV
Aug. 17, 2012 Blog: Secretary's Column: Supporting American Jobs by Increasing Exports Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Aug. 17, 2012 America's Great Outdoors: Salazar, Vilsack Announce Members of Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 16, 2012 USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Agricultural Producers Bring Increased Value to Their Products Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 15, 2012 Letter to President Obama John Kerry Washington, DC
Aug. 15, 2012 USDA Announces Low-Interest Emergency Loans Now Available to Producers in 172 Additional Counties due to Drought Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 13, 2012 Remarks by the President at McIntosh Family Farms, Missouri Valley, Iowa Pres. Barack Obama Missouri Valley, IA
Aug. 11, 2012 Weekly Address: All-Hands-on-Deck Response to the Drought Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
Aug. 10, 2012 Blog: Secretary's Column: Our Ongoing Commitment to Help Drought-Stricken Farmers and Ranchers Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Aug. 8, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, Obama Administration Deliver New Drought Assistance to America's Producers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 8, 2012 USDA Announces Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 7, 2012 Remarks by the President at Rural Council Meeting Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Aug. 6, 2012 USDA Guarantees Loan to Support Development of Nevada Advanced Biofuels Facility Capable of Creating Energy from Solid Waste Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2012 Blog: Secretary's Column: Furthering the Biobased Economy Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Aug. 3, 2012 Kerry, Delegation: New Fishing Report Shows Need for Relief for Massachusetts Fishermen John Kerry Washington DC
Aug. 1, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces New Drought Assistance, Designates an Additional 218 Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2012 Obama Administration Announces $9 Million Investment in Rural Communities to Foster Job Creation and Innovation Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces New Drought Assistance, Designates an Additional 218 Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 27, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Support for Producers to Grow Renewable Feedstocks for Advanced Biofuels Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 26, 2012 U.S. Forests Continue to Create Jobs and Boost Economy Through Tourism; Restoration Efforts and Wood-to-Energy Initiatives; and Nano-Cellulosic Breakthroughs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 25, 2012 USDA Designates an Additional 76 Counties in 6 States as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Due to Worsening Drought Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 23, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces New Obama Administration Efforts to Assist Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Drought Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 23, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces New Obama Administration Efforts to Assist Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Drought Thomas Vilsack Unknown
July 20, 2012 Blog: Secretary's Column: The Means to Help Producers Impacted by Drought Thomas Vilsack Unknown
July 18, 2012 Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 18, 2012 USDA Designates an Additional 39 Counties in 8 States as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Due to Worsening Drought Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 17, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Tours a Methane Digester Operation on a Pennsylvania Dairy Farm Thomas Vilsack Berlin, PA
July 16, 2012 USDA Officials Stand with Farmers and Ranchers Affected by Extreme Weather and Natural Disasters Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 16, 2012 Blog: Calling All Champions of Change: Send Us Your Stories! Thomas Vilsack Unknown
July 15, 2012 CNN "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" - Transcript Thomas Vilsack Unknown
July 13, 2012 Obama Administration Releases Report on Progress and Next Steps in Restoring the Everglades, Announces Additional $80 Million in Project Funding Thomas Vilsack Kissimmee, FL
July 12, 2012 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on the House Agriculture Committee's Approval of the Food Farm and Jobs Bill Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 11, 2012 USDA Announces Streamlined Disaster Designation Process with Lower Emergency Loan Rates and Greater CRP Flexibility in Disaster Areas Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 11, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 11, 2012 USDA Press Conference with Secretary Tom Vilsack on Improvements to Disaster Assistance Thomas Vilsack Unknown
July 6, 2012 Statement from United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 2, 2012 USDA Press Teleconference with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack; Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus; and Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, Heather Zichal Thomas Vilsack Unknown
June 30, 2012 Federal Wildland Fire-Fighting Agencies Further Strengthen Preparedness, Prevention in Advance of July 4th Holiday Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 29, 2012 U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $5.9 Million in Grants to Help Migrant Students Arne Duncan Unknown
June 28, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Visits OSU, Highlights Cancer-Fighting Research and 150 Years of Land Grant University Partnerships Thomas Vilsack Columbus, OH
June 28, 2012 United States, Canadian Forest Officials Hold Forest Health Summit Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 27, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Highlights USDA, General Electric Efforts to Commercialize Renewable Jet Fuel for Ohio Aviation Industry, Creating Job Opportunities Across the State Thomas Vilsack Cincinnati, OH
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