304Nov 1, 2013
Newsmakers with Secretary Tom Vilsack
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about the Farm Bill, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Secretary Vilsack said that he was eager for Congress to pass the ...
239Jun 5, 2013
Agriculture and the Environment
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack gave a National Press Club luncheon address. He talked about his department’s future agenda to help American agriculture adapt to modern environmental ...
749Mar 5, 2013
U.S. Rural Economy
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified on the the state of the rural U.S. economy. The majority of the hearing was focused on the furloughs resulting from sequestration budget cuts and ...
176Feb 21, 2013
2013 Agricultural Outlook
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke at his department’s annual agricultural outlook forum. He warned of the human-made and natural risks in the agriculture industry, including the ...
6,810Sep 5, 2012
Democratic National Convention, Day Two
Activities at the second day of the 2012 Democratic National Convention included official nomination of the party’s presidential and vice presidential candidates and a roll call vote of the ...
528Aug 10, 2012
Newsmakers with Secretary Tom Vilsack
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack spoke about the state of the agriculture industry. Among the issues addressed were the impact of the drought on farm states and food prices, disaster aid for ...
741Jul 18, 2012
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on U.S. Drought
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack spoke spoke to reporters and answered questions at the White House daily briefing about his department’s efforts to combat the nation’s biggest drought ...
124Mar 2, 2012
White House Conference on Conservation
Participants in a conference on community-driven conservation efforts talked about the the link between conservation and strong local economies through tourism, outdoor recreation, and healthy ...
542Feb 26, 2012
Eliminating Childhood Hunger
Panelists and governors talked about efforts by various state governments to end childhood hunger.
This program was part of the National Governor’s Association conference.
107Jan 17, 2012
Energy Efficiencies and Renewables
Chair: MIGUEL A. PULIDO Mayor of Santa Ana
Remarks: TOM VILSACK Secretary U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rep. FRANK PALLONE, JR. U.S. House of Representatives (NJ)
57Jan 17, 2012
U.S. Conference of Mayors Opening Press Conference
Mayors spoke to reporters and released the 2012 State of Metro Economies report. It found that many cities continued to struggle and could take five years to fully recover. They called on ...
886Jun 13, 2011
Innovation in Agriculture
Secretary Vilsack talked about global food safety. He also spoke about ways that the agriculture industry can provide biofuels to meet increased energy demands and lessen the effects of global ...
150Jun 9, 2011
Creation of White House Rural Council
Members of the newly created White House Rural Council spoke to reporters following a meeting with President Obama.
297Feb 17, 2011
Agriculture and the Economy
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, economists, and others testified on the contributions of agriculture to the U.S. economy.
366Jan 31, 2011
New Dietary Guidelines
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The new guidelines recommend ...
114Dec 15, 2010
U.S.-China Joint Commission
U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about a series of U.S.-China commitments on issues ranging from intellectual property ...
1,472Dec 8, 2010
Food Supply Chain Competition
Panelists talked about competition along the food supply chain. Topics included the relationship between food producers and the small group of large firms that buy most of their ...
96Aug 24, 2010
Shirley Sherrod News Conference
Former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod told reporters she turned down a job offer after meeting with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for 90 minutes, but said she hoped to have some ...
229Aug 10, 2010
Agriculture Department Civil Rights and Diversity Conference
The Agriculture Department held the first of a two-day civil rights and diversity conference in reaction to the Shirley Sherrod case. Ms. Sherrod was forced to resign over allegedly ...
112Jul 21, 2010
Future of Shirley Sherrod at the Department of Agriculture
Secretary Vilsack said he had appologized to Shirley Sherrod and offered her a new position at the Agriculture Department after she was fired from her previous position at the department when a ...
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