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Tom Vilsack

Thomas James "Tom" Vilsack is an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and presently the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. He served as the 40th Governor of the state of Iowa. He was first elected in 1998 and re-elected to a second four-year term in 2002. On November 30, 2006, he formally launched his candidacy for the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States in the 2008 election, but ended his bid on February 23, 2007.
Barack Obama announced Vilsack's selection to be the United States Secretary of Agriculture under his administration on December 17, 2008. Vilsack's nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate by unanimous consent on January 20, 2009. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Visiting FM Area
2014-07-02
U.S. AG Secretary Tom Vilsack has a news conference scheduled in Moorhead Wednesday. He will be announcing funding for the Red River Basin. He and Congressman Collin Peterson are going to be discussing the flood water retention, which is part of ...
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  1. USDA announces up to $50 million over 5 years for conservation efforts in Red ...
  2. USDA to Invest in Red River Basin Conservation Effort

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Vilsack in Europe to make US case on farm trade
2014-06-17
European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Ciolos, right, and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, address the media at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack ...
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  1. US wants 'science' to settle GMO debate in trade deal with EU

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Vilsack announces Farm Bill funding for bioenergy research
2014-06-16
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced up to $14.5 million in funding for two USDA bioenergy programs made available through the 2014 Farm Bill. USDA's Rural Development (RD) announced it is accepting applications from companies ...
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  1. USDA: Funding available for turning biomass material into energy

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Starting an Ag Trade Conversation in Europe
2014-06-16
The United States is starting the conversation on trade with European Union leaders for a new Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - called T-TIP - and today Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed the challenges and opportunities ahead. "I just ...
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  1. Sec. Vilsack in Europe this week to discuss farm trade
  2. Vilsack talks trade to European ag commissioners
  3. Secretary Vilsack Talks T-TIP in Europe

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Ag Secretary Vilsack Heads to Europe To Talk Trade
2014-06-16
Trade is on the agenda for USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack this week as he travels to Brussels, Luxembourg City, Paris and Dublin to meet with agriculture and trade officials to discuss the expansion of agricultural trade and the importance of agriculture's ...
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    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Farm Bill Funding for Bioenergy ...
    2014-06-13
    WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced up to $14.5 million in funding for two USDA bioenergy programs made available through the 2014 Farm Bill. USDA's Rural Development (RD) announced it is accepting ...
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    1. Vilsack announces economic development funding to create jobs and economic ...

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    Vilsack Travels to Europe Next Week to Discuss Expanding Trade Opportunities
    2014-06-13
    WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to Europe next week to meet with agricultural and trade officials and stakeholders to discuss the expansion of agricultural trade, the importance of agriculture's role in the ...
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      Vilsack ordered to testify in Sherrod v. Breitbart libel lawsuit
      2014-06-09
      Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack must give a videotaped deposition in former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod's defamation lawsuit against late conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart, a federal judge ruled Monday. At an afternoon ...
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      1. Subpoenas to agriculture secretary stand

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      Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack: Our New Program Shows Conservationists ...
      2014-06-09
      Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack: A desire to encourage grassroots involvement and activities, and to form new, creative partnerships to expand conservation opportunities in this country. We're fairly confident that when you combine agricultural ...
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      1. NRCS partnership program ushers in new era of conservation

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