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Vilsack: Census of ag results tell story of unlimited potential in rural America

February 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

This week, USDA released preliminary data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture that provides a snapshot of a rural America that remains stable in the face of difficult economic times. While the data do not paint a perfect picture, they do tell a story…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Vilsack: Census of ag results tell story of unlimited potential in rural America

February 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

This week, USDA released preliminary data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture that provides a snapshot of a rural America that remains stable in the face of difficult economic times. While the data do not paint a perfect picture, they do tell a story…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Vilsack: New farm bill an investment in rural America

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Agriculture Act of 2014 — or farm bill — passed by Congress and signed last week by President Barack Obama, strengthens the farm safety net and ensures vital nutrition assistance for hardworking children and families during tough times. It cl…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Vilsack: Why a farm bill extension won’t work

September 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

In just a few days, Congress will come back to Washington, D.C. and Rural America is counting on passage of a comprehensive, multiyear food, farm and jobs bill as soon as possible. Continue Reading

Vilsack: Rural America becoming less relevant

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.
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Agriculture secretary presses House on farm bill

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

New program aims to curb agricultural pollution

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

Ag secretary questions Corps on Missouri flooding

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

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Big draw at Big Iron

September 14, 2010 in INFORUM

Chances are U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack doesn’t need convincing that farm issues are important to the nation at large. The crowd that came to see him speak at the Big Iron Farm Show Tuesday probably doesn’t, either.
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Opinion: Letters to the Editor

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