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Sec. Vilsack comments on Congressional progress toward passage of a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill

Sec. Vilsack comments on Congressional progress toward passage of a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill

May 23, 2013 |

In Washington, Secretary Vilsack made the following statement in part on congressional progress toward passage of a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill: “I am encouraged that Congress took action this week toward passage of a five-year, comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill. I appreciate the leadership of the Senate Agriculture Committee, in particular Chairwoman Stabenow […]

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Vilsack, LaHood sign “Farm to Fly” agreement

Vilsack, LaHood sign “Farm to Fly” agreement

April 16, 2013 |

In Washington DC, at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is extending for five years its agreement to work with the Federal Aviation Administration and other partners to help develop a viable biofuel for the aviation industry. The Secretary signed the agreement with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood at […]

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US Transportation, Agriculture Secretaries to sign “Farm to Fly” agreement at ABLC.

US Transportation, Agriculture Secretaries to sign “Farm to Fly” agreement at ABLC.

April 12, 2013 |

Secretaries Vilsack, LaHood to keynote ABLC’s first day prior to signing. On MONDAY, April 15, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will announce that the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Federal Aviation Administration, along with other partners, are extending an agreement to help develop viable renewable fuels for the aviation industry. Secretary […]

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DuPont, Vilsack sign corn stover collection agreement

DuPont, Vilsack sign corn stover collection agreement

April 1, 2013 |

In Iowa, USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and DuPont signed an agreement on Friday  to establish guidelines for corn stover collection. The agreement directs the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service to work with DuPont and Iowan farmers for give years to set standards for the percentage of stover that can be collected without diminishing […]

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Vilsack and Iowa Gov. Branstad agree on RFS

Vilsack and Iowa Gov. Branstad agree on RFS

April 1, 2013 |

In Iowa, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and and incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad both lauded the RFS at DuPont Pioneer’s research center in Johnston despite their differences in political party. Recently, Branstad submitted an article to Politico regarding the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard to Iowa. Bransad said the Renewable Fuel Standard “is under […]

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“Vilsack Pushing for Next Generation of Biofuels.”

“Vilsack Pushing for Next Generation of Biofuels.”

February 20, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: ForEffectiveGov: By 2015, #government investment in biofuels will create up to 48,000 new jobs SoutheastAgNet: Vilsack Pushing for Next Generation of Biofuels: Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is continuing to highlight… USAFnews: Exclusive: US Air Force Report to Congress Bashes Navy’s Biofuels Program – Energy Trends Insider : cjmccoy: Regent defends intervening […]

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USDA’s Secretary Tom Vilsack lays out plans for 2013

USDA’s Secretary Tom Vilsack lays out plans for 2013

February 11, 2013 |

In Washington, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack posted a column on Friday on the USDA’s website that highlighted the successes of the USDA thusfar and laid out the Secretary’s goals for 2013. He indicated his desire to continue to help advanced biofuel producers reach a goal of 14 million gallons of production. The USDA indicated […]

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US Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to stay in Obama cabinet

US Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to stay in Obama cabinet

January 16, 2013 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement today regarding the announcement that he will continue his service in the Obama Administration. “President Obama and I share a deep appreciation for rural America and its unlimited potential in the years ahead to feed a growing world population, revolutionize America’s energy, further protect our […]

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Cellulosic Biofuels – the plants, the projects, the progress: new AEC report

Cellulosic Biofuels – the plants, the projects, the progress: new AEC report

December 19, 2012 |

The Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC) released a progress report today on the development of the cellulosic biofuels industry. The release comes on the five year anniversary of the signing of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), and on the heels of Secretary Vilsack’s speech on rural innovation and economic opportunity at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The report, for the […]

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Vilsack slams GOP for inaction on US Farm Bill

Vilsack slams GOP for inaction on US Farm Bill

September 24, 2012 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement today about Congress’ failure to pass comprehensive, multi-year food, farm and jobs legislation before the current law expires on Sept. 30, 2012:

”In a year that has brought its share of challenges to America’s farmers and ranchers, the House Republicans have added new uncertainty for rural […]

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