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Vilsack Expected to Become U.S. Dairy Export Council President

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Outgoing Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is expected to become the next president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council when he leaves office later this month. Vilsack has not confirmed the plans, but a source familiar with the intentions told Agri-Pulse Vilsack will take the place of Tom Suber, who retired at the end of the year from the …

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Vilsack as Chief of Staff for Clinton Possible

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Politico speculates again that current Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack could be in position to become Hillary Clinton’s Chief of Staff, should Clinton beat Donald Trump in the presidential election. Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta is Clinton’s top pick for the post, but has made it clear he does not want the same job he held during the Bill Clinton administration.

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China Moves to Reopen Market to U.S. Beef

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the following statement: “I welcome the announcement from China’s Ministry of Agriculture that it has lifted its ban on U.S. beef following a recently concluded review of the U.S. supply system. This announcement is a critical first step to restore market access for U.S. beef and beef products. We look forward to prompt engagement by …

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Vilsack Announces New Initiatives to Address Rural Opioid Epidemic

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Initiatives by the U.S. Department of Agriculture seek to combat the rural opioid epidemic. Announced Monday, two programs by USDA were formed to strengthen outreach and education resources at the local level to combat the epidemic. USDA says opioid addiction, including heroin and prescription drug misuse, is a fast-growing problem that played a role in more than 28,000 deaths in …

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on Farm Income Forecasts

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the following statement on the Farm Income and Financial Forecasts for 2015 and 2016, released by USDA’s Economic Research Service. “Today’s farm income forecast underscores the unique ability of American farmers and ranchers to plan ahead and make sharp business decisions in a challenging market, as net farm income for 2015 was revised up significantly …

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USDA to Purchase Surplus Cheese, Continue to Assist Dairy Producers

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack talks with AgNet West on cheese purchase, extension of dairy MPP As the U.S. Department of Agriculture announces plans to purchase approximately 11 million pounds of cheese from private inventories and to extend the deadline for enrollment in the dairy Margin Protection Program, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talks with AgNet West News Director Sabrina Hill …

The People’s Department: A New Era for Civil Rights at USDA

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by Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture The People’s Department: A New Era for Civil Rights at USDA Just a few weeks ago, I had the honor of accepting the Federal Agency of the Year award from the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. While it’s always encouraging to receive praise on behalf of …