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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Join University of Florida Official, Urge Passage of a Food Farm and Jobs Bill to Continue Groundbreaking Agricultural Research

By   /  December 12, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 – TODAY, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join Dr. Jack Payne, Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Florida, to highlight the need for a new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill to advance agricultural research across the nation. Secretary Vilsack will [...]

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Agriculture Secretary Announces Economic Development Funding to Strengthen Businesses and Create Jobs in Rural Communities

By   /  November 20, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Grants Include Innovative Local Foods Enterprises WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 34 organizations for grants to help rural cooperatives and small businesses expand and strengthen their capacity to serve rural citizens and communities. “Our rural communities have incredible potential to create new jobs and expand [...]

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Projects to Improve Farm and Rural Business Energy Efficiency

By   /  November 8, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for 424 projects across the nation that will help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce their energy consumption and costs, and use renewable energy technologies in their operations. “Today’s Rural Energy for America Program announcements will provide [...]

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Host Media Conference Call on the Importance of Commonsense Immigration Reform for Georgia Economy

By   /  August 13, 2013  /  News, Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal WASHINGTON- Today, August 13,, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will host a media conference call on the importance of commonsense immigration reform for Georgia’s agriculture and rural communities. The White House recently released a report, “Fixing Our Broken Immigration System: The Economic Benefits to Agriculture and Rural Communities” which outlines the [...]

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Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Service for Customers in 12 States

By   /  February 18, 2013  /  Government  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal NEW ORLEANS, La.  – today announced that rural electric cooperatives and utilities in 12 states will receive loan guarantees to improve generation and transmission facilities and implement smart grid technologies. The announcement was made on the Secretary’s behalf by USDA Rural Utilities Acting Administrator John Padalino during the annual meeting [...]

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