Trade Aid: Politics Over MFP Funds? – DTN

🕔Sep 18, 2019Top Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee are pushing back on plans by other House Democrats to potentially block or delay more Market Facilitation Program payments to farmers. The Commodity […]

Gene Editing Technology Continues to Develop – DTN

🕔Jul 12, 2019Agribusinesses, trade groups and farmers are excited about the prospects of gene-editing technology, but a great deal of unknowns remain about regulations and consumer acceptance. Gene editing drew a lot […]

Senate Ag Hearing – Farmers Offer Answers to Climate Change – DTN

🕔May 22, 2019Environmentalists and some other groups often accuse agriculture producers of being part of the problem when it comes to climate change. But farmers and ranchers testifying before the U.S. Senate […]

Ag Sec. Vilsack Steps into New Job with U.S. Dairy Export Council – DTN

🕔Jan 17, 2017Four days off his old job, former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was announced as the new president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council. The information had been leaked […]

Former Ag Sect. Vilsack Taking Role In Dairy Industry

🕔Jan 17, 2017The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) today announced that former U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join the organization as president and CEO, effective Feb. 1, 2017. USDEC […]

Ag Secretary: Plenty of Interviews, No Trump Decisions – DTN

🕔Jan 13, 2017The revolving front door at Trump Tower in New York continues to spin as prospects for Agriculture secretary move in and out.   The latest prospect is Ted McKinney, director […]

Vilsack Wraps Up Ag Secretary Tenure With No Regrets – DTN

🕔Dec 6, 2016Tom Vilsack keeps a set of index cards with him that detail changes made to the U.S. Department of Agriculture under the Obama administration. “These cards represent, I think, significant […]

USDA: Bio-Based Product Industry Added 4.2Mln Jobs in 2014 – DTN

🕔Oct 4, 2016In 2014 the bio-based products industry contributed $393 billion and 4.2 million jobs to the U.S. economy, according to a report released by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in a speech […]

275 Farmers Put Ag Sec. Vilsack on the Spot: Disaster Relief, Farm Bill, ARC, PLC – DTN

🕔Sep 15, 2016The National Farmers Union is calling on Congress to pass disaster aid and consider starting work early on a new farm bill as they and other ag leaders seek to […]

The Counterpoint to Ag’s Infatuation with Trump – DTN

🕔Jul 28, 2016Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and other Democratic officeholders from rural areas said at the Democratic National Convention here that rural America needs Hillary Clinton rather than Donald Trump as president. […]

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