Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

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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.

02/20/2014

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack addresses the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of Interior on Dec. 5, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Agriculture Secretary: Climate Change Already Hurting American Farmers

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.

02/06/2014

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U.S. Agriculture Chief In Virginia Promoting Micro-Loans

Agriculture 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.

05/23/2012

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