December 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsak says red rural populations losing pull in politics, notes “farm dust,” child labor debates.
June 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic
WASHINGTON (AP) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday urged the Republican-led House to vote on a long-term farm policy bill, saying failure to act could leave livestock producers exposed to disasters and other farmers uncertain about the future. Continue Reading
January 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Details on how the new program will work remain sketchy, including how money will get distributed and to whom. It’s also unclear what conservation practices will qualify for the additional federal assistance. Continue Reading
July 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has taken the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to task for its handling of the Missouri River in a letter questioning its decision not to release more water from dams earlier in the spring to prevent prolonged flooding this summer. Continue Reading
September 3, 2010 in The Daily Republic
Herseth Sandlin is ‘S.D. to the core’
To the Editor:
We’ve heard it said that Stephanie Herseth Sandlin has departed from her South Dakota roots. We don’t believe it. The other day, when our dog got loose, who helped us round him up? Our neighbor, South Dakota’s very own congresswoman.
Having Stephanie as a neighbor means that we can find her and her husband, Max, playing with their son, Zachary, in the back yard. In the evenings, on our way to bed, there she is washing dishes in her kitchen window. Continue Reading