Secretary Vilsack Urges Caution in Statements About Ukraine

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined other G7 agriculture ministers Friday morning in a virtual meeting with Ukrainian Agriculture Minister Roman Leshchenko. Following that virtual meeting, Vilsack took the stage at Commodity Classic in New Orleans to give the keynote address, then met with a small group of agriculture journalists, where he shared more of what was discussed in that virtual …

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Proclamation Issued for National Agriculture Day 2021

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National Agriculture Day 2021 is Tuesday, March 23. The Agriculture Council of America hosts the campaign on a national level. To learn more about National Ag Day, click here. President Joe Biden issued a Proclamation and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack make a statement regarding this momentous day. A Proclamation on National Agriculture Day, 2021 MARCH 22, 2021 On National Agriculture Day, …

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Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack on Passage of the American Rescue Plan Act

Dan Economy, Legislative, USDA

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement today on the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act by the U.S. Congress. The bill now goes to President Biden for his signature. For a detailed review, see the USDA fact sheet (see below). “President Biden wasted no time fulfilling his pledge to the American people to bring substantial financial relief within …


Vilsack’s First Priority Is Containing the Pandemic

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The newly-confirmed Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, is already busy trying to help rural areas of the country get through the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a story from Stephanie Ho, Vilsack said his first priority is working to contain the pandemic. Vilsack announced the $42 million will go towards grants to help rural communities, healthcare centers, and schools through their …

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Ag Groups Congratulate Vilsack on Confirmation as Agriculture Secretary

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Energy, General, Wheat

Farm Bureau Congratulates Tom Vilsack on Confirmation (AFBF) — American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented on the confirmation of Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture. “AFBF congratulates Tom Vilsack on his confirmation as the next Secretary of Agriculture. His strong track record of leadership and previous experience at USDA will serve rural America well. “Secretary Vilsack and I have …


Vilsack Looks Ahead at Various Issues

Dan General, USDA

U.S. Agriculture Secretary-designate Tom Vilsack recently listed some of the top issues he’s concerned about, Tyron Spearman has the story. The Senate Agriculture Committee this week did approve Vilsack to return to the helm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The overall process is still waiting for confirmation by the full Senate.

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Tom Vilsack Approved by Senate Ag Committee

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The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Tuesday afternoon did approve President Biden’s nomination of Tom Vilsack to return to the helm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as Secretary of Agriculture. Many commodity and other agriculture groups are pleased to see Vilsack resume his role at USDA. According to a story from Gary Crawford, Tom Vilsack’s confirmation hearing to be the …

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Vilsack Named Secretary of Agriculture, Scott to Chair House Committee

Dan Fruits, Industry News Release, Legislative, Specialty Crops

(NABB) — President-elect Joe Biden has appointed Tom Vilsack as the Secretary of Agriculture. Vilsack, a former governor of Iowa, served as agriculture secretary for eight years in the Obama administration and was a rural and agriculture policy adviser during Biden’s presidential campaign. He was also a contender to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate in 2016.  Additionally, Congressman David Scott …

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NCC Welcomes Vilsack and Tai Nominations

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release, Legislative

(NCC) — The National Cotton Council of America looks forward to working again with U.S. Agriculture Secretary appointee Tom Vilsack on matters ranging from sustainable, climate smart agriculture to international trade opportunities and the farm safety net. NCC Chairman Kent Fountain, a Georgia cotton producer and ginner, said, “The U.S. cotton industry believes that Tom Vilsack has the credentials necessary …