Tom Vilsack

Type: Person
Name: Tom Vilsack
Title: Secretary of Agriculture ( Jan 09)
Organization: US Department of Agriculture
Date of Birth: 1950-01-13
Place of Birth: Pittsburgh
Nationality: United States
Fact Sheet: Biography for Tom Vilsack
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Global propylene capacity to grow 50% by 2030, more news

-Global propylene supply will increase by 50% by 2030 , despite a current shortage driven by an increase in ethane cracking, according to a new study by Wood Mackenzie. Supply growth will be fueled by the adoption of “on-purpose” production methods such ... [Published BIC Magazine - 4 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 5 reports

Buffett pressured to ensure BNSF handles US grain harvest

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack urged Warren Buffett last week to ensure that his BNSF Railway will be prepared to deliver a potential record U.S. corn and soybean harvest this year, the latest sign of political pressure on the rail industry ... [Published Journal of Commerce - 4 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Citrus grove owners to get help under program

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Florida's citrus growers whose groves who are affected by a deadly citrus disease can recoup some of the cost of tree removal and replanting under a federal program. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - 5 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

USDA unveils new conservation innovation grants totaling $15.7 million

DEPUTY AGRICULTURE Secretary Krysta Harden listens as Tunica County, Miss., farmer Patrick Johnson describes conservation efforts on his farm. USDA announced a new series of Conservation Innovation Grants that included projects in Mississippi.Agriculture ... [Published Delta Farm Press - Sep 16 2014]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

In the news: FedEx beats, DuPont pressured into further split and more

Shipper FedEx ( FDX ) said Wednesday that it earned $2.10 per share in its first fiscal quarter on $11.7 billion in revenue. Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.96 billion on $11.48 billion in revenue. The company said the 5.3 million shares ... [Published Nasdaq - 12 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Ag Secretary vows to address checkoff issues after NFU pulls out of working group

During the National Farmers Union Fly-In, the president of South Dakota’s group sat down face to face with U.S. Secretary of Ag Tom Vilsack. The secretary told Doug Sombke and other Farmers Union members that changes to the beef checkoff are forthcoming. ... [Published Fence Post - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

USDA Secy Highlights SD Grant Project

The United States Secretary of Agriculture says a federal grant should increase efficiency for shipping grain in part of South Dakota. More than $12.6 million is going to rehabilitate a stretch of railroad the state owns in south-central South Dakota. ... [Published SDPB - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

UPDATE 1-USDA chief expects 2014 biofuel use targets to rise

(New throughout, adds background, comments from Vilsack)WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) - The Obama administration is committed to eventually getting U.S. ethanol production to the 15 billion-gallon level envisioned by Congress, U.S. Agriculture Secretary ... [Published CNBC - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Vilsack discusses railway woes with Obama

Railway issues, including shortage of cars, delays and the possible impact on farmers as a new crop harvest begins were high priorities in discussions on Capital Hill recently.As the backlog of rail cars in the upper Midwest continues and elevators are ... [Published Agri View - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 5 reports

Innovative conservation efforts highlighted at Vilsack farm visit

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs) to 47 organizations that will help develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to accelerate innovation in private lands conservation. The Secretary ... [Published AgProfessional - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

USDA urges livestock producers to secure financial assistance before pay reductions occur

US livestock producers, who have suffered disaster related losses, are called upon by the USDA to secure financial assistant by September 30, 2014.After that date, congressionally-mandated payment reductions will take place.The Budget Control Act, passed ... [Published EFeedLink - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

Secretary Vilsack, Congresswoman Bustos announce millions in conservation grants

A multi-million dollar announcement with national consequences was made in the Quad Cities Monday, September 15, 2014, as Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants.Secretary ... [Published WQAD - Sep 16 2014]

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Farmers Union board withdraws from beef checkof... [Published Midwest Producer - 1 hour ago]
Emergency loans available to area farmers [Published Insurance News Net - 2 hours ago]
Global propylene capacity to grow 50% by 2030, ... [Published BIC Magazine - 4 hours ago]
Buffett pressured to ensure BNSF handles US gra... [Published Journal of Commerce - 4 hours ago]
Citrus grove owners to get help under program [Published The Washington Times stories: News - 5 hours ago]
Biofuels Journal Interview With Advanced Biofue... [Published BioFuels Journal - 10 hours ago]
In the news: FedEx beats, DuPont pressured into... [Published Nasdaq - 12 hours ago]
USDA chief says urged Buffett to ready BNSF for... [Published DailyMe.Com - 20 hours ago]
USDA rules will allow chicken factories to cond... [Published Natural News - 21 hours ago]
Wolf depredations drop this summer [Published Idaho Mountain Express - 23 hours ago]
UPDATE 1-USDA chief says urged Buffett to ready... [Published CNBC - 23 hours ago]
USDA chief says urged Buffett to ready BNSF for... [Published Reuters: U.S. - Sep 17 2014]
USDA chief says urged Buffett to ready BNSF for... [Published CNBC - Sep 17 2014]
Ag Secretary vows to address checkoff issues af... [Published Fence Post - Sep 17 2014]
Agriculture Chairwoman Stabenow: Seven More Mic... [Published Noodls - Sep 16 2014]
USDA unveils new conservation innovation grants... [Published Delta Farm Press - Sep 16 2014]
Meat industry groups seek rehearing of COOL cou... [Published Manitoba Cooperator - Sep 16 2014]
USDA Secy Highlights SD Grant Project [Published SDPB - Sep 16 2014]
Kansas NRCS Receives $3.8 Million to Protect an... [Published KNEB 960AM - Sep 16 2014]
Vilsack discusses railway woes with Obama [Published Agri View - Sep 16 2014]
UPDATE 1-USDA chief expects 2014 biofuel use ta... [Published CNBC - Sep 16 2014]
Innovative conservation efforts highlighted at ... [Published AgProfessional - Sep 16 2014]
Vilsack highlights conservation during Midwest ... [Published Sentinel Tribune - Sep 16 2014]
US to help ethanol producers hit 15 billion gal... [Published Platts - Sep 16 2014]
Soil Health Beneficiary of Conservation Innovat... [Published Noodls - Sep 16 2014]
Vilsack Awards $15.7 Million in Conservation In... [Published Western Farmer-Stockman - Sep 16 2014]
Vilsack Highlights Conservation Efforts in Midwest [Published KNEB 960AM - Sep 16 2014]
Vilsack Visits Midwest to Award USDA Conservati... [Published The Farmer - Sep 16 2014]
US Cattlemen's Association Advocates for Beef C... [Published Indiana Prairie Farmer - Sep 16 2014]
USDA urges livestock producers to secure financ... [Published EFeedLink - Sep 16 2014]
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Iowa CBS Affiliate Runs Free Ad for Bruce Braley [Published RedState Blog - Sep 15 2014]
You sort of expect liberal media bias at the national level but this astounding segment from a local CBS affiliate out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa ought to count as a donation in kind to Democrat Bruce Braley. Under the guise of “reporting news,” watch ...
Emmetsburg Turns Out for Grand Opening of Proje... [Published Advanced Biofuels and Climate Change Informatio ... - Sep 05 2014]
POET-DSM Project Liberty Sure Looks Real. On Sept. 3, 2014, I joined hundreds of attendees celebrating the opening of POET-DSM’s $275 million cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Project Liberty is the first plant developed out of a joint ...
Emmetsburg Turns Out for Grand Opening of Proje... [Published I Am Biotech - Sep 05 2014]
POET-DSM Project Liberty Sure Looks Real. On Sept. 3, 2014, I joined hundreds of attendees celebrating the opening of POET-DSM’s $275 million cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Project Liberty is the first plant developed out of a joint ...
Maybe Healthy School Lunches Can Actually Mean ... [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Sep 03 2014]
Dana Gunders, Project Scientist, Food and Agriculture, San Francisco It’s back to school time, which means, it’s back to the new school lunch plan under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by Michelle Obama. Increased food waste has been ...
U.S. Forest Service — New Report Shows Budget I... [Published Full Text Reports... - Aug 27 2014]
New Report Shows Budget Impact of Rising Firefighting Costs Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new report showing that as the cost of fighting forest fires has rapidly increased over the last 20 ...
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