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Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Rural America at a Glance, 2014 Edition

6 Nov 2014
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released the following statement on Rural America At A Glance, 2014 Edition, an annual report by USDA’s Economic Research Service:

FACT SHEET: Supporting Innovation That Boosts Agriculture and Creates Jobs in Rural America

12 Dec 2013
Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack hosted a national media call with Jack Payne, Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Florida. The Secretary emphasized the importance of Farm Bill research programs that enable the University of Florida and other Land Grant Universities across the nation to carry out...

FACT SHEET: Strengthening New Market Opportunities in Local and Regional Food Systems

19 Nov 2013
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Farmer Veteran Coalition Executive Director Michael O'Gorman and Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer to highlight the rapid growth of local and regional marketing opportunities in American agriculture. Local and regional markets provide new opportunity in agriculture and expanded availability of fr...

USDA Expands People's Garden Initiative to Sow Seeds for Community-Based Agriculture across the Country

10 Nov 2011

USDA Seeks Applications for Multi-Family Housing Rehabilitation Loans to Improve the Quality of Housing in Rural America.

15 Nov 2010
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