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Date Title Officials Location
April 10, 2015 Removing Barriers to Agricultural Trade Ensures US Products Can Thrive in Foreign Markets Thomas Vilsack Unknown
April 10, 2015 USDA Expands Beef and Pork Trade with Mexico and Peru Thomas Vilsack Des Moines, IA
April 7, 2015 USDA Funding to Help Clean Waterways in Mississippi River Basin Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 3, 2015 USDA Seeks Nominations for Trade Advisory Committees Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 1, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Approximately $23 Million Available for Citrus Greening Research Thomas Vilsack Orlando, FL
March 31, 2015 USDA Names Courtyard in Washington, DC in Honor of Cesar Chavez Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 31, 2015 USDA to Provide $332 Million to Protect and Restore Agricultural Working Lands, Grasslands and Wetlands Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 27, 2015 USDA Extends ARC and PLC Deadlines Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 USDA Implements 2014 Farm Bill Provision to Limit Payments to Non-Farmers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 18, 2015 USDA Provides $57.9 Million to Protect Agriculture and Plants from Pests and Diseases Through the 2014 Farm Bill Section 10007 Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 18, 2015 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on National Agriculture Day Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 16, 2015 Statement from Secretary Vilsack on Proposals for USDA Action Following Summit on Agricultural Coexistence Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 16, 2015 USDA Announces $97 Million Available to Expand Access to Healthy Food, Support Rural Economies Thomas Vilsack Wichita, KS
March 12, 2015 Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Secretary Vilsack at the Stakeholder Workshop on Coexistence in Raleigh, North Carolina Thomas Vilsack Raleigh, NC
March 10, 2015 USDA Announces Funding Available for Specialty Crop and Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Programs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2015 USDA Provides One-Time Extension of Deadline to Update Base Acres or Yield History for ARC/PLC Programs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2015 USDA Opens Public Comment Period for Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Interim Final Rule Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2015 Remarks by the President in Immigration Town Hall -- Miami, FL Pres. Barack Obama Miami, FL
Feb. 10, 2015 USDA Announces Funding for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2015 Vilsack Announces $30 Million to Fight Citrus Disease Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 6, 2015 Statement from Secretary Vilsack on New Data Showing That Agricultural Exports Support More Than One Million Jobs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 5, 2015 Statement by Secretary Vilsack on One-Year Anniversary of Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2015 USDA Announces Winners of the 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2015 Remarks as Delivered by Secretary Vilsack at 96th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention in San Diego, California Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Jan. 12, 2015 More than Half of Nation's Dairy Producers Enroll in New Margin Protection Program Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2015 Secretary Vilsack Announces Cotton Board Appointments Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2015 Remarks as Prepared for Secretary Tom Vilsack at U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba Event at National Press Club Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Jan. 6, 2015 USDA Observes Kick Off of the International Year of Soils Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 6, 2015 Remarks as Delivered by Secretary Tom Vilsack at USDA Kick-off of International Year of Soils Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Dec. 17, 2014 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Historic New Course for U.S.-Cuba Relations Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 16, 2014 USDA Improves Forest Health by Harvesting Biomass for Energy Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2014 USDA Provides Greater Protection for Fruit, Vegetable and Other Specialty Crop Growers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 11, 2014 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Departure of Dr. Joe Glauber Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 11, 2014 USDA Seeks Public Comment on New Environmental Quality Incentives Program Rule Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2014 USDA Citrus Disease Subcommittee Meets on FY 2015 Research Agenda, Budget Priorities Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 3, 2014 USDA Announces $9.7 Million in Dedicated Outreach and Technical Assistance to Diversify American Agriculture Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 2, 2014 Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Akron and Stark County Farm to School Grants Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 24, 2014 USDA Disaster Assistance to Help Thousands of Honeybee, Livestock and Farm-Raised Fish Producers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2014 USDA Helps Open and Expand Export Markets for U.S. Agriculture Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2014 Secretary Vilsack Appoints New Members to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2014 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on 2014 U.S. Agricultural Exports Setting New Record Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2014 China Lifts Suspension on Washington State Apples Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 30, 2014 Remarks as Delivered to National FFA Members in Louisville, Kentucky Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Oct. 29, 2014 USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadlines Thomas Vilsack Grapevine, TX
Oct. 27, 2014 USDA Proposes Inclusion of New, Innovative Products in the BioPreferred Program Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2014 USDA to Launch New Farm Bill Program to Help Provide Relief to Farmers Affected by Severe Weather Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2014 USDA Invests in Small and Emerging Rural Businesses and Rural Transportation Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 20, 2014 USDA Awards $18 Million in Small Business Research Grants Supporting Agricultural Research and Development Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 15, 2014 USDA Announces Measures to Help Farmers Diversify Weed Control Efforts Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2014 Statement from Secretary Vilsack Celebrating Central State University's New Status as an 1890 Land-Grant Institution Thomas Vilsack Wilberforce, OH
Oct. 7, 2014 USDA Report Outlines Opportunities in the Emerging Bioeconomy Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2014 Blog: Farm to School Programs Create New Opportunities for Farmers Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Oct. 2, 2014 USDA Invests Nearly $118 Million to Support America's Specialty Crop Producers Thomas Vilsack Miami, FL
Oct. 1, 2014 United States and Brazil Reach Agreement to End WTO Cotton Dispute Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2014 Nation's Ag Co-ops Set Record for Annual Sales and Income Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Sept. 29, 2014 USDA Awards Over $52 Million in Grants to Grow Organic and Local Food Economies Thomas Vilsack Doswell, VA
Sept. 25, 2014 Our Ocean: Next Steps on Sustainable Fishing and Marine-Protected Areas John Kerry Washington, DC
Sept. 25, 2014 USDA Unveils Key New Programs to Help Farmers Manage Risk Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 24, 2014 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Formation of the New Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Sept. 24, 2014 Remarks at a Reception for the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture John Kerry New York, NY
Sept. 19, 2014 Obama Administration Announces Competition to Designate Next Round of Promise Zones Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2014 USDA Announces Additional Support for Citrus Growers Impacted by HLB Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 8, 2014 Secretary Vilsack Appoints Members to the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 19, 2014 USDA Announces $25 Million for Agricultural Entrepreneurs to Turn Commodities into Value-Added Products Thomas Vilsack Loudon, NH
Aug. 19, 2014 Shaheen, Vilsack Highlight Importance of USDA Programs to Rural New Hampshire Jobs, Economy Thomas Vilsack Loudon, NH
Aug. 12, 2014 Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden Announces Funding for Research to Benefit Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 6, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Provides Six-Month Update on Farm Bill Implementation Progress Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 31, 2014 Interview With Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Dr. Prannoy Roy of NDTV John Kerry New Delhi, India
July 29, 2014 USDA Implements Key Farm Bill Crop Insurance Provision Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 29, 2014 USDA Implements Key Farm Bill Crop Insurance Provision Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 29, 2014 Blog: Unleashing Climate Data to Empower Americas Agricultural Sector Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 23, 2014 Remarks from Secretary Jacob J. Lew at The U.S. Treasury Department's Third Annual Development Impact Honors Ceremony Jacob Lew Washington, DC
July 23, 2014 USDA Selects 36 Energy Facilities to Accept Biomass Deliveries Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 23, 2014 USDA Secretary Announces Creation of Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 22, 2014 USDA Reminds Farmers of 2014 Farm Bill Conservation Compliance Changes Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 21, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Proclaims August 3-9 National Farmers Market Week Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 17, 2014 Historic Farm Bill Funding Available to Organic Producers and Handlers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 17, 2014 Departments of Energy and Agriculture Announce Bioenergy Projects in 10 States Ernest Moniz Washington, DC
July 16, 2014 Remarks at a Reception to Celebrate the Groundbreaking for the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015 John Kerry Washington, DC
July 10, 2014 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Senate Confirmation of Darci Vetter as Chief Agricultural Negotiator Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 9, 2014 USDA Provides 12-Week Progress Update on Disaster Assistance Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 1, 2014 United States and Korea Streamline Organic Trade Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 30, 2014 USDA Makes $5 Million in Farm Bill Support for National Clean Plant Network Available Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 30, 2014 USDA Continues Farm Bill Implementation with Provisions to Help Farmers Manage Risk Thomas Vilsack Unknown
June 26, 2014 USDA and USTR Name New Members to Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 18, 2014 Remarks at the World Food Prize Ceremony John Kerry Washington, DC
June 17, 2014 Hong Kong Market Reopens for U.S. Beef Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 16, 2014 Remarks as Prepared for Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Before the Agricultural Ministers of the European Union Thomas Vilsack Luxembourg
June 13, 2014 Vilsack Travels to Europe Next Week to Discuss Expanding Trade Opportunities Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 12, 2014 USDA Announces New Farm Bill Funds Available for Research to Fight Citrus Greening Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 9, 2014 Obama Administration Announces Additional Support to Help Communities Boost Local Food Economies Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 9, 2014 USDA Announces Funding Availability for Turning Biomass Material into Energy Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 9, 2014 Local Food, Local Places: A Strategy for Community Economic Development Anthony Foxx Unknown
June 9, 2014 Obama Administration Announces Additional Support to Help Communities Boost Local Food Economies Anthony Foxx Washington, DC
June 5, 2014 Indian Country Today - On My Upcoming Trip to Indian Country Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
June 4, 2014 Obama Administration Hosts First "Made in Rural America" Forum to Promote Rural Exports Thomas Vilsack Canonsburg, PA
June 4, 2014 Obama Administration Hosts First "Made in Rural America" Forum to Promote Rural Exports Penny Pritzker Canonsburg, PA
June 4, 2014 USDA Announces Programs to Conserve Sensitive Land and Help Beginning Farmers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 USDA Awarding $6 Million to Prepare Farmers for New Farm Bill Programs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 27, 2014 Chairwoman Stabenow, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Launch National Initiative that Will Make Major Investment in Great Lakes Conservation Thomas Vilsack Unknown
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