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    Democratic National Convention, Day Two

    Activities at the second day of the 2012 Democratic National Convention included official nomination of the party’s presidential and vice presidential candidates and a roll call vote…

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    Food Supply Chain Competition

    Panelists talked about competition along the food supply chain. Topics included the relationship between food producers and the small group of large firms that buy most of their…

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    Innovation in Agriculture

    Secretary Vilsack talked about global food safety. He also spoke about ways that the agriculture industry can provide biofuels to meet increased energy demands and lessen the effects…

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    U.S. Rural Economy

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified on the the state of the rural U.S. economy. The majority of the hearing was focused on the furloughs resulting from sequestration budget…

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    Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on U.S. Drought

    Agriculture Secretary Vilsack spoke spoke to reporters and answered questions at the White House daily briefing about his department’s efforts to combat the nation’s biggest…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Appearing at the White House briefing, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new plan to target climate change. Secretary Vilsack announced the creation of seven regional…

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    Agriculture Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified on his department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request and priorities. Topics included the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program…

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    Childhood Obesity and Nutrition

    Agriculture Tom Vilsack addressed the National Governor’s Association annual meeting. He spoke about childhood nutrition and obesity. Afterward, governors talked about state…

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    Newsmakers with Secretary Tom Vilsack

    Agriculture Secretary Vilsack spoke about the state of the agriculture industry. Among the issues addressed were the impact of the drought on farm states and food prices, disaster aid…

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    Child Nutrition

    Witnesses testified on the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act. The bill would expand access for millions of children to healthy meals year-round in schools, child…

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    Eliminating Childhood Hunger

    Panelists and governors talked about efforts by various state governments to end childhood hunger. 
    This program was part of the National Governor’s Association conference.

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    Climate Change and Energy Bill, Panel 1

    Witnesses testified about global climate change, clean energy, and the economy. Among the topics they addressed were cap-and-trade provisions of proposed legislation, promoting…

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    Planting White House Kitchen Garden

    Mrs. Obama hosted the planting of the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn of the White House. She was joined by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and students from…

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    New Dietary Guidelines

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The new guidelines…

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    Newsmakers with Secretary Tom Vilsack

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about the Farm Bill, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Secretary Vilsack said that he was eager for Congress to pass…

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    2014 Agricultural Outlook

    The USDA examined the changing face of agriculture at its annual Agricultural Outlook Forum. Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about implementing the department’s vision, including…

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    Future of Farming and Agriculture

    Panelists talked about efforts to get youth involved U.S. agriculture and farming. They also addressed the implications of the 2014 farm bill and efforts to assist military veterans…

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    Agriculture and the Economy

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, economists, and others testified on the contributions of agriculture to the U.S. economy.

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    Child Nutrition Act

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about Obama administration’s priorities for reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act and called on Congress to swiftly pass a strong…

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    A Tribute to Democratic Leadership Council Founder Al From

    Democrats held a gala to celebrate Al From’s contribution and legacy. After founding the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) nearly a quarter century ago, Al From retired as the…

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