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 13 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

USDA Grants Help Schools Serve Healthier Lunches

100281.000000— $25 million in new grants will go toward improvements like slicers for fruits and vegetables and better storage for fresh food.The USDA announced on Friday that it is awarding $25 million in grants for schools in need of kitchen equipment ... [Published Time - 13 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 5 reports

USDA Requires Reporting of PEDv

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the USDA will require reporting of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) and Swine Delta Coronavirus in order to slow the spread of this ... ... [Published Big News Network - 1 hour ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Additional USDA Actions to Combat Spread of Diseases Among U.S. Pork Producers

- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that in an effort to further enhance the biosecurity and health of the US swine herd while maintaining movement of ... ... [Published Big News Network - 14 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

USDA launches website detailing farm bill implementation

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on April 3 that significant progress has been made on implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014, better known as the 2014 Farm Bill, that was signed ... ... [Published Big News Network - 14 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 3 reports

Vilsack: Healthy food grants for MN schools

Minnesota schools will receive more than $465,000 in grants to buy food service equipment to serve healthier meals, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Friday.The grants will go to state agencies, which will award money to districts and give priority ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 16 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 2 reports

USDA Awards Grants for New School Food Service Equipment to Help Schools Dish Up Healthy Meals

- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $25 million in grants to help schools purchase needed kitchen ... ... [Published Big News Network - 16 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

USDA provides farm bill funding for pest, disease management programs

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the allocation of $48.1 million, provided by the Agricultural Act of 2014, to projects across the country that will help to prevent the introduction or spread of plant pests and diseases that ... [Published High Plains Journal - 18 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Tom Vilsack to Speak at George Washington Carver Symposium April 23

You are invited to the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences daylong symposium to honor the life and legacy of George Washington Carver on April 23 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Scheman Building.More than 200 have registered for ... [Published KNEB 960AM - 19 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

USMEF Among Organizations Receiving 2014 USDA Funds to ...

Source: www.usmef.orgMore than 60 U.S. agricultural organizations focusing on expanding exports ¨C including the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) ¨C were awarded funds yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture?ˉs (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service ... [Published Food & Beverage Online - Apr 18 2014]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Franken to Tour St. Paul Public Schools' Nutrition Center, Discuss Healthy Meals

Created: 04/18/2014 7:53 AM KSTP.comBy: Jennie OlsonU.S. Sen. Al Franken will be in the Twin Cities on Friday to talk about how to make school meals in Minnesota healthier.Franken will tour the St. Paul Public Schools’ Nutrition Center and announce funding ... [Published KSTP - 22 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports

Federal Eye: Why Tom Vilsack fits better as ag secretary than presidential candidate

A few items that caught our attention on Thursday:Why Tom Vilsack fits better as agriculture secretary than presidential hopeful: Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack, the first Democrat to announce his intentions to run for president ... [Published Washington Post - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports

60 Ag Organizations Receive Funding to Boost Exports

More than 60 ag organizations received funding to assist in expanding commercial export markets for American products in 2014, USDA said on Wednesday.The funding, authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill and awarded by the Foreign Agricultural Service, helps ... [Published Ohio Farmer - Apr 17 2014]

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...Together, we have established testing protocols, sequenced the virus and are investigating how the virus is transmitted," said Vilsack. "today's actions will help identify gaps in biosecurity and help us as we work together to stop the spread of these diseases and the damage caused to producers, industry and ultimately consumers."
"Hungry kids don't learn well," Vilsack said.  "kids who are concerned about their self-image don't learn as well, so this is a really significant issue for the country."
"we know that there is still a significant unmet need for kitchen equipment in schools, and outdated equipment can make it more difficult to prepare healthy meals" said Tom Vilsack, agriculture secretary
...significant unmet need for kitchen equipment in schools, and outdated equipment can make it more difficult to prepare healthy meals," said Vilsack. "with these grants, schools will be able to get the tools they need to make the healthy choice the easy choice for america's youngsters."

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USDA Requires Reporting of PEDv [Published Big News Network - 1 hour ago]
USDA orders reporting of pig virus infection in... [Published Spokesman-Review.com - 4 hours ago]
USDA Requires Reporting of PEDv [Published Agriculture Online - 10 hours ago]
USDA to combat spread of deadly pig virus [Published Fresno Bee - 12 hours ago]
USDA Grants Help Schools Serve Healthier Lunches [Published Time - 13 hours ago]
USDA Grants Help Schools Serve Healthier Lunches [Published TIME.com - 13 hours ago]
USDA launches website detailing farm bill imple... [Published Big News Network - 14 hours ago]
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Add... [Published Big News Network - 14 hours ago]
Chicken Production and Workplace Dangers [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - 14 hours ago]
Vilsack: Healthy food grants for MN schools [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 16 hours ago]
USDA increases action to combat spread of disea... [Published Clarksburg Exponent Telegram - 16 hours ago]
USDA Awards Grants for New School Food Service ... [Published Big News Network - 16 hours ago]
USDA Requires Monitoring of Deadly Pig Virus [Published Veterinary Practice News - 17 hours ago]
USDA provides farm bill funding for pest, disea... [Published High Plains Journal - 18 hours ago]
Minn. Schools Get $465K for Healthy Lunches, Ki... [Published KSTP - 18 hours ago]
MN Schools Get $465,000 for School Lunch Upgrades [Published KSTP - 18 hours ago]
Tom Vilsack to Speak at George Washington Carve... [Published KNEB 960AM - 19 hours ago]
Grants will upgrade state's school kitchens [Published TheDay.com - 19 hours ago]
USDA requires PEDv reporting [Published Brownfield Network - 19 hours ago]
USDA Requires Reporting of Swine Virus [Published FOXBusiness.com - 19 hours ago]
Keith Good: Expect Drought Persistence, More So... [Published Barchart - 20 hours ago]
USDA Awards Grants for New School Food Service ... [Published Ein News - 20 hours ago]
USDA will require reporting of deadly pig virus... [Published Oregonian - 21 hours ago]
UPDATE 1-USDA will require reporting of killer ... [Published Reuters - 21 hours ago]
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Add... [Published Noodls - 21 hours ago]
USDA launches website detailing farm bill imple... [Published Ravalli Republic - 22 hours ago]
Franken to Tour St. Paul Public Schools' Nutrit... [Published KSTP - 22 hours ago]
Accelerating chicken slaughter comes at inhuman... [Published The Hill - 23 hours ago]
USMEF Among Organizations Receiving 2014 USDA F... [Published Food & Beverage Online - Apr 18 2014]
USDA Helps Open and Expand Export Markets for U... [Published Food Ingredients First - Apr 18 2014]
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USDA Grants Help Schools Serve Healthier Lunches [Published TIME.com - 13 hours ago]
The USDA announced on Friday that it is awarding $25 million in grants for schools in need of kitchen equipment to cook up healthier food. The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released a report showing that 88% ...
Chicken Production and Workplace Dangers [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - 14 hours ago]
I strongly recommend Michele Simon’s article on Tyson Foods and the USDA have pushed forward drastic increases in chicken production line speeds that would increase the profits of meat companies at the cots of workers’ lives: But let’s back up a ...
Why Tom Vilsack fits better as ag secretary tha... [Published Federal Eye - Apr 17 2014]
A few items that caught our attention on Thursday: Why Tom Vilsack fits better as agriculture secretary than presidential hopeful: Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack, the first Democrat to announce his intentions to run for president ...
Iowa Supreme Court Preserves Voting Rights For ... [Published Think Progress - Apr 16 2014]
CREDIT: Shutterstock A case before the Iowa Supreme Court this week that could have disenfranchised as many as 50,000 Iowa voters instead opened the door to potential future expansions of the franchise. In a 5-1 splintered opinion, the court ruled ...
Farm Bill Implementation [Published Rep. Randy Neugebauer - YouTube Channel - Apr 07 2014]
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