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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Tom Vilsack
All of Arizona's 15 counties are now designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as natural disaster areas for drought, making farmers and ranchers eligible for federal low-interest emergency loans.
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is telling federal officials that the Empire State needs its bees to pollinate crops.
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is in Arizona to promote the federal health care law.
A congressman says federal officials have launched a criminal probe of a Northern California slaughterhouse that recently recalled more than 8.7 million pounds of beef.
The Iowa Supreme Court has set a date to hear arguments in a lawsuit filed by the state's workers compensation commissioner against Gov. Terry Branstad.
American agriculture has experienced a boom, with market values of crops, livestock and total agricultural products reaching record highs even as the amount of U.S. farmland declined, according to a new government survey.
The number of U.S. farms is declining even as the value of their crops and livestock has increased over the past five years, a government census of American agriculture released Thursday says.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Lea County a natural disaster area, making drought-stricken farmers and ranchers in the area eligible for assistance.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expediting a farm bill provision that provides relief to North Dakota ranchers devastated by an early October blizzard. The agency is responding with unusual speed after fierce lobbying and pressure from the congressional delegations in both Dakotas.
A Des Moines attorney who once led Iowa's Department of Public Safety has been confirmed as the top federal prosecutor in northern Iowa.
Felons discharged from criminal sentences would have their voting rights automatically restored under a bill backed by a Senate panel Wednesday.
Quad-City Times. Feb. 8, 2014.
South Dakota's congressional delegation pressed the U.S. agriculture secretary Wednesday to expedite a provision in the new farm bill that helps ranchers in the Dakotas and Nebraska recover from an October blizzard.
Federal officials on Wednesday pledged more money to help California cope with its severe drought as state fishing regulators shut down recreational angling on portions of two water-starved rivers because of concerns about the survival of salmon and steelhead trout.
Climate change is already hurting American farmers and rural residents, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday, warning that the U.S. would regret any failure to adapt and prepare for shifting weather realities.
Vilsack has previously argued that federal health care law would help those living in rural communities and get better care for farming families.
NBC Today show contributor Jenna Bush Hager, daughter for former President George W. Bush, tapes a segment before first lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced proposed guidelines for local school wellness policies during an event in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.