Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

Number Of US Farms Declines, Farmers Getting Older 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.
Agriculture Secretary: Climate Change Already Hurting American FarmersClimate 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.
U.S. Agriculture Chief In Virginia Promoting Micro-LoansAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he's seeing more young people and even returning disabled veterans expressing an interest in farming, and he's rolling out a program to help them realize their dreams.