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Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Retirement of Juan M. Garcia

USDA Latest News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, August 7, 2014—U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today made the following statement on the retirement of USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia:
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USDA Partners with States, Tribes to Improve Public Access on Private Lands

USDA Latest News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, August 7, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said today that the Department of Agriculture will partner with nine State agencies and with the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakima Nation to increase recreational and economic opportunities on private lands. Funding is provided through USDA’s Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
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U.S. Forest Service Will Award $14 Million for Working Forests

USDA Latest News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, August 6, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Forest Service will award more than $14 million in funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to seven Forest Legacy Program projects aimed at protecting over 28,000 acres of working forests.
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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces New Global Open Data Partners and Measures to Enhance U.S.–Africa Trade at Africa Leaders Summit

USDA Latest News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 – This week, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack joined President Obama, members of Congress and other U.S. government officials to welcome African heads of state and government leaders for the first-ever Africa Leaders Summit. At the Summit, Vilsack announced four new partners in the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative and up to $1 billion in export credit guarantees that will enhance trade between the U.S. and Africa.
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USDA Announces Inclusion of Wood Products and Other Materials in BioPreferred Program

USDA Latest News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, August 6, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a final rule eliminating the restrictions on including mature market wood products and other materials in the BioPreferred program.
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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Provides Six-Month Update on Farm Bill Implementation Progress

USDA Latest News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced continued progress on implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), which President Obama signed into law nearly six months ago on Feb. 7, 2014. The 2014 Farm Bill reforms agricultural policy, reduces the deficit, and helps grow America’s economy.
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