Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Proposed FY 2015 Budget

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WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today made the following statement on the proposed FY 2015 budget:  “The President’s 2015 USDA budget proposal achieves reform and results for the American …

AgNeTVideo: Threat to Agriculture Ed Funding

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Stuart McCullough, Agriculture Department Chair at Los Banos High School, talks with AgNet West about what the governor’s proposed cut to the Agriculture Education Incentive Funding Grant would mean to …

Costa Introduces Bills to Increase CA Water Storage

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From the Office of Congressman Jim Costa Legislation Would Expand Shasta Dam, Temperance Flat, and San Luis Reservoir Washington, DC—Rep. Jim Costa introduced a package of legislation that would invest …

Enhanced School Wellness Environments Make the Smart Choice the Easy Choice for a Healthier Next Generation

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Given that many children today eat two meals a day at school, it’s vital that we make every effort to ensure that they have access to the healthy foods they …

Hundreds of Ag and Business Groups Call for Immigration Reform

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WASHINGTON, D.C., February 25, 2014—The American Farm Bureau Federation, as part of a multi-industry coalition of 636 business organizations—154 of them agriculture-related—today urged Congress to move forward with immigration reform …

Senator Galgiani Introduces Water Bond Legislation

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Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) announced new legislation today to place a water bond on the November 2014 ballot that prioritizes water storage benefiting all Californians. SB 1370 greatly scales back …

USDA Announces New Grants to Help Communities Meet Water Challenges in Coming Years

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$6 Million in Fiscal Year 2014, Up to $30 Million Over Next Five Years Available WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA’s National Institute …

USDA Video: This Week @ USDA February 21

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A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For more information: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/u… http://www.usda.gov/oce/

Bay Delta Conservation Plan Public Review Period Extended 60 Days

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 180-day period responds to public requests for addition time to review and comment Lead state and federal agencies today extended the public comment period for the Draft Bay Delta Conservation …

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the 2012 Census of Agriculture Preliminary Results

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today made the following statement on the 2012 Census of Agriculture preliminary results: “The preliminary data released today provide a snapshot of a strong …