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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Tom Vilsack
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday a new $150 million program designed to provide investment capital to help small agriculture-related business in rural areas with cash needed to expand.
Gary Cammack wondered if his state's ranching community could recover.
No money was paid to anyone for secrecy during the years Tom Vilsack was governor, the Democrat who is now U.S. Secretary of Agriculture said Friday.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says he's confident the agricultural economy will remain strong despite an expected drop in farm income next year as corn prices lag and a pig virus reduces herds.
Two animal welfare groups and dozens of lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to improve humane treatment of poultry at slaughterhouses, citing statistics that show hundreds of thousands of chickens being accidentally dropped alive into scalding tanks every year.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack plans to visit a Chicago school and talk about healthy summer meals.
A former drug offender on trial for illegally voting in an Iowa municipal election last fall testified Wednesday that she believed her right to cast a ballot had been restored when she completed probation.
An Iowa inmate who has spent most of his life in prison for a 1984 slaying may be nearing freedom, seven years after Gov. Tom Vilsack concluded that his life sentence was too harsh for his minor role in the crime.
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is in Arizona to promote the federal health care law.
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 legislative fight in Washington over the nation's new farm bill may be over, but North Dakota lawmakers say their work on it is hardly done.
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.
In another step by the Obama administration to bypass Congress, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will announce Wednesday the creation of seven "climate hubs" around the nation to advise farmers and other landowners on how to adapt to the problems of climate change.
Federal officials lent a hand to California's drought crisis Tuesday, announcing that $20 million in aid focused on water conservation will be available to California farmers and ranchers who are the hardest hit.
Vilsack told the audience the grants would lead to information and developments that would be essential to farmers.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the grants Tuesday during a conference about climate change held at Drake University in Des Moines.