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April 18, 2016 USDA Announces $4.7 Million Available in Grants for Food Safety Training, Outreach and Technical Assistance Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 31, 2016 Federal, Philanthropic Partners Join to Strengthen Local Food Supply Chains Thomas Vilsack Atlanta, GA
Feb. 24, 2016 Statement by HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell on Senate confirmation of Dr. Robert Califf as FDA Commissioner Sylvia Mathews Burwell Unknown
Feb. 4, 2016 USDA Finalizes New Food Safety Measures to Reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 Obama Administration to Partner with 27 Communities to Boost Neighborhood Revitalization through Local Food Enterprises Gina McCarthy San Francisco, CA
Jan. 18, 2016 Interview on Fox and Friends John Kerry Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2015 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Country of Origin Labeling Requirements for Beef and Pork Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2015 Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden to The Ukrainian Rada Joseph Biden Kyiv, Ukraine
Dec. 3, 2015 Statement by the President on the Shooting in San Bernardino, California Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2015 USDA Seeks Applications for $16.8 Million in Grants to Empower SNAP Participants to Make Healthy Eating Choices Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2015 USDA Awards $34.3 Million to Support Communities' Local Foods Infrastructure, Increase Access to Fruits and Vegetables Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2015 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on New Data Showing National Food Security Rate is Strongest since before the Recession Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 8, 2015 National Press Club Newsmaker News Conference on National Child Nutrition Strategy Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Sept. 8, 2015 USDA Awards $8 Million to Support Healthier Foods in Schools and Child Care Centers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 2, 2015 Remarks by the President at Local Stop Pres. Barack Obama Dillingham, AK
Sept. 1, 2015 Strengthening Child Nutrition Programs: Back to School and Back to Work for Congress Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 7, 2015 Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Joins USDA Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2015 USDA Recognizes WIC Agencies for Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 28, 2015 Remarks by President Obama While Touring Faffa Food Factory Pres. Barack Obama Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
July 27, 2015 Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia in Joint Press Conference Pres. Barack Obama Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
July 25, 2015 Remarks by President Obama and President Kenyatta of Kenya in Press Conference Pres. Barack Obama Nairobi, Kenya
July 22, 2015 Blog - G20 Countries Join Together to Reduce Food Waste Thomas Vilsack Unknown
May 29, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Joins Community Partners to Expand Access to Summer Meals for Children Thomas Vilsack Milwaukee, WI
May 20, 2015 Bozeman Daily Chronicle - Advocates: WTO Ruling Shows Obama's Trade Pact Will Hurt U.S. Comsumers Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
May 20, 2015 USDA Offers Summer Food Safety Tips In Advance of Memorial Day Weekend Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 21, 2015 Remarks at the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership - Milan Expo Reception John Kerry Washington, DC
April 15, 2015 Administrator Gina McCarthy, Remarks at Craft Brewers Association Conference, As Prepared Gina McCarthy Unknown
April 2, 2015 USDA Announces 'FoodKeeper' Application in Advance of World Health Day Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 1, 2015 USDA Awards $31 Million in Grants to Help SNAP Participants Afford Healthy Foods Thomas Vilsack Orlando, FL
March 20, 2015 USDA Awards $200 Million for Skills Training to Help SNAP Recipients Get Good Jobs Thomas Vilsack Atlanta, GA
March 9, 2015 USDA Announces Nationwide Expansion of Team Up for School Nutrition Success Initiative Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 6, 2015 USDA Awards Grants to Support Schools Serving Healthier Meals and Snacks Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 4, 2015 Good News for Parents: New Study Shows Kids Eating More Healthy Food at School, Throwing Less Food Away Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 2, 2015 USDA Launches Initiative to Develop New Solutions to End Child Hunger Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2015 Statement from Secretary Vilsack on Expanded Market Access for U.S. Grown Apples to China Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Jan. 26, 2015 Statement from Secretary Vilsack on Efforts by Agricultural Producers to Urge the Renewal of Trade Promotion Authority Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 21, 2015 USDA Proposes New Measures to Reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in Poultry Products Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 7, 2015 Blog: New York's City Harvest Wins U.S. Food Waste Challenge Competition Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Dec. 22, 2014 Secretary Vilsack Appoints New Members to National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 2, 2014 USDA Announces New Support to Help Schools Purchase More Food from Local Farmers Thomas Vilsack Philadelphia, PA
Nov. 26, 2014 Remarks by the President at Pardoning of the National Turkey Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Nov. 7, 2014 USDA Seeks Input on New Beef Promotion Order Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Oct. 16, 2014 World Food Day John Kerry Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2014 USDA Announces up to $31 Million to Empower People to Make Healthy Eating Choices Thomas Vilsack Richmond, VA
Sept. 22, 2014 USDA Requests Applications for Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 3, 2014 Statement by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on CVS Ending Tobacco Sales Sylvia Mathews Burwell Unknown
Aug. 28, 2014 Enrollment for New Dairy Farm Risk Management Program to Begin Sept. 2 Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 25, 2014 USDA Announces $200 Million to Promote Innovation in SNAP Employment and Training Programs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 22, 2014 USDA Reopens Chinese Market Access for California Citrus Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 19, 2014 Interior Auctions 80,000 Acres Offshore Maryland for Wind Energy Development, Advances President's Climate Action Plan Sally Jewell Washington, DC
Aug. 6, 2014 Remarks by the President at Press Conference After U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Aug. 5, 2014 Remarks by the President at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
July 31, 2014 USDA Announces Additional Food Safety Requirements, New Inspection System for Poultry Products Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 25, 2014 Threat of Famine Looms in South Sudan John Kerry Washington, DC
June 9, 2014 Obama Administration Announces Additional Support to Help Communities Boost Local Food Economies Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 9, 2014 Obama Administration Announces Additional Support to Help Communities Boost Local Food Economies Anthony Foxx Washington, DC
June 2, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Kicks off the 2014 "Feds Feed Families" Nationwide Food Drive Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Updated Forecast for U.S. Agricultural Exports Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 27, 2014 USDA Launches New Resources at ChooseMyPlate.gov to Help Cost-Conscious Consumers Make Healthier Food Choices Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 8, 2014 USDA Announces $78 Million Available for Local Food Enterprises Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
May 7, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee - Farm Bill: Implementation and Next Steps Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
April 18, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Additional USDA Actions to Combat Spread of Diseases Among U.S. Pork Producers Thomas Vilsack St. Paul, MN
April 9, 2014 New McGovern-Dole Projects to Benefit 2.7 Million Children Worldwide Thomas Vilsack New York, NY
March 27, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Visits Chicago School to Help Increase Access to the Summer Meal Program in Illinois Thomas Vilsack Chicago, IL
March 20, 2014 USDA Demonstration Projects Will Provide Funding To Fight Hunger, Nourish Families Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 20, 2014 USDA Announces Growth of U.S. Organic Industry and Additional USDA Support Available with New Farm Bill Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 20, 2014 USDA Announces Funds to Improve SNAP Employment and Training Programs Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
March 12, 2014 USDA Awards Grants to Develop Obesity Prevention Programs Thomas Vilsack Arlington, VA
March 12, 2014 USDA Announces Support for Smarter Lunchrooms Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2014 USDA Finalizes Changes to the WIC Program, Expanding Access to Healthy Fruits and Vegetables, Whole Grains, and Low-Fat Dairy for Women, Infants, and Children Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2014 Secretary Vilsack Addresses Commodity Classic on Farm Bill Implementation Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Feb. 19, 2014 USDA Announces Fiscal Year 2015 Farm to School Grants to Continue Efforts to Increase Local Foods in Eligible Schools Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2014 Press Conference by President Obama and President Hollande of France Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Jan. 24, 2014 Blog: Secretary's Column: The Building Blocks for a Healthier America Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Jan. 21, 2014 Statement by Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez on the catastrophe at International Nutrition in Omaha, Neb. Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Jan. 16, 2014 American Adults are Choosing Healthier Foods, Consuming Healthier Diets Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Jan. 10, 2014 Blog: A New Food, Farm and Jobs Bill to Fight Hunger Here at Home Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Jan. 6, 2014 USDA to Provide Additional Support to Food Banks, Soup Kitchens, and Food Pantries Across the Country Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2013 USDA Awards Grants for New School Food Service Equipment to Help Schools Improve the Quality of Meals Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Nov. 22, 2013 Blog: A New Partnership to Sack Food Waste Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Nov. 15, 2013 Statements on Departure of Under Secretary Elisabeth Hagen from USDA Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 24, 2013 USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Create New Economic Opportunities and Grow Markets in Local Communities Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2013 USDA 2013 Food Assistance Programs to Benefit More Than 10.5 Million Worldwide Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Sept. 4, 2013 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Household Food Security in the United States Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 12, 2013 Secretary Vilsack Highlights USDA Efforts to Promote a Healthy and Productive Learning Environment as Students Head Back to School Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
Aug. 9, 2013 Secretary's Column: Celebrating America's Farmer's Markets Thomas Vilsack Unknown
Aug. 5, 2013 USDA Celebrates National Farmers Market Week, August 4-10 Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 24, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Results of Healthy Incentives Pilot; Discusses Additional USDA Efforts to Encourage Healthier SNAP Purchases Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
July 9, 2013 Remarks by the First Lady and the President at Kids' State Dinner Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
June 28, 2013 Remarks by President Obama After Food Security Expo Pres. Barack Obama Dakar, Senegal
June 27, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Highlights New "Smart Snacks in School" Standards; Will Ensure School Vending Machines, Snack Bars Include Healthy Choices Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 21, 2013 Secretary Kicks Off USDA for All Seasons Campaign Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 19, 2013 Remarks at the World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony John Kerry Washington, DC
June 11, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Kicks Off 2013 "Feds Feed Families" Nationwide Food Drive Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 10, 2013 USDA Promotes Efforts to Ensure Children Have Access to Healthy Food During the Summer Months Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 5, 2013 Secretary Jewell, Director Jarvis Announce Initiative to Offer Additional Healthy, Sustainable Food Choices at Parks Sally Jewell Washington, DC
June 5, 2013 Vilsack Outlines Vision for Agricultural Solutions to Environmental Challenges Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
June 4, 2013 USDA and EPA Launch U.S. Food Waste Challenge 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 1, 2013 Value-Added Producer Grants Support Local Producers, Biobased Initiatives Thomas Vilsack Washington, DC
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