Posts tagged Tom Vilsack

News Roundup: Sept. 7-13

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “NC Mountain State Fair’s animal shows popular,” Asheville Citizen Times: From alligators to ducks, sea lions to horses, the […]

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News Roundup: Dec. 8-14

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “FDA review of tobacco products grinds to a halt,” Charlotte Observer: Talk about a smoke break. Tobacco companies have […]

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News Roundup: July 21-27

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Officials still watching for hotspots at Ogden Park,” Wilmington Star-News: The blackened forest was still smoldering Wednesday morning as […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 25-March 2

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Vilsack: USDA to lead China trade mission in March,” Charlotte Observer: U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his department […]

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Today’s Topic: Recapping the Ag Development Forum and previewing NASDA’s winter meeting

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda recap the seventh annual Ag Development Forum and discuss the winter meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. The forum drew about 300 people to the State Fairgrounds […]

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Today’s Topic: Proposed reorganization of NASS could harm N.C.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service will be closed if a proposal recently approved by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack becomes reality. The plan calls for USDA to consolidate all the NASS field offices […]

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News Roundup: May 29-June 4

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “Vilsack: USDA investment should help rural America,” Fayetteville Observer: HILLSBORO, Mo. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday […]

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Some N.C. farmers eligible for disaster assistance

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has designated much of Eastern North Carolina as a disaster area after excessive rain and flooding in recent months caused significant crop losses.  The designation allows eligible farmers to be considered for Farm Service Agency emergency loans and the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program. Thirteen North Carolina counties were […]

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News Roundup

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “N.C. Turkey gets Obama pardon,” Winston-Salem Journal: President Obama pardoned his first turkey Wednesday, sparing “Courage,” a 45-pound broad-breasted […]

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USDA to purchase an additional $30 million in pork products for federal assistance programs

WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA’s intention to purchase an additional $30 million in pork products in fiscal year 2009 for federal food and nutrition assistance programs. USDA will survey potential suppliers to seek the lowest overall cost by publicly inviting bids and awarding contracts to responsible bidders. Altogether, USDA has […]

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