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...of plant-based materials for manufacturing, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.The rule expanding the revitalize and modernize the rural economy, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said."This is, I think, the beginning...

...growers in southwestern Minnesota later this week.The Minnesota Democrat sent a letter Wednesday to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, thanking his agency for its quick response and urging him to ensure that funding keeps flowing for...

...over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offers this idea: Use your smartphone...Vilsack's idea isn't an official proposal. But the Agriculture secretary suggested it could head off the debate between...

...throughout the country - from federally subsidized school lunches to food package labels to your doctor's advice.Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said "it is by no means over" with the release of the report. The government will take comments...

...access for American exports we're announcing today is the culmination of decades of hard work by USDA staff," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a news release. "These efforts will result in high quality, fresh U.S. apple varieties... required targets for cellulosic biofuels."Has it taken longer than we expected? Yes," acknowledges Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.The Obama administration's annual estimates of cellulosic fuel production have proven wildly inaccurate...
Alaska Natives battling for subsistence join in logging wars reviewing that decision and is expected to rule any day. Although both Attorney General John Ashcroft and Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman publicly pledged to uphold the rule in the early days of the Bush presidency, the administration...
New rules aim to get rid of junk foods in schools

...eating habits in our kids, and these efforts should be supported when kids walk through the schoolhouse door," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.Most snacks sold in school would have to have less than 200 calories. Elementary and middle...
Panel says Alaska salmon doesn't qualify as organic is advisory only, said Richard Mathews, manager of the National Organic Program, a wing of the USDA. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman has the final say, and the department could decide whether or not to develop organic standards for...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper -

...James Watt was forced to resign as interior secretary in the Reagan administration and Earl Butz was ousted as agriculture secretary in the Ford administration, both after cracking jokes that contained ethnic content. For a politician to say...


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