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Secretary of Agriculture

Homegrown by Heroes Program to Roll out Nationwide

Linda Watson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Linda Watson

Would you make a special effort to buy food raised by veterans?

Governing By Crisis Is No Way To Lead

Dan Glickman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Divided government is a common composition of American government and has been since the founding of the Republic. The only way that legislators working in a non-parliamentary system such as ours can govern is through trust and compromise. And as evidenced by the shutdown crisis, the trust and ability to compromise necessary for Congress to do its work is deeply frayed.

Obama's Team Includes Dangerous Biotech "Yes Men"

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

Instead of giving us change and hope, biotech "Yes Men" on Obama's team may prolong the hypnotic "group think" that has been institutionalized over three previous administrations.

All Eyes On Iowa: An Interview With Democratic Challenger for Secretary of Agriculture, Candidate Francis Thicke

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Ragogna

One of the most important races that you haven't heard about yet in this election cycle is currently unfolding in America's Heartland. Thicke is turning heads, shining a light on current unsustainable food-production practices and oversight.

Vilsack Indicates Openness To Colorado Exception To Roadless Rule

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday gave the strongest indication to date that the draft of Colorado's roadless rule, which all...

Wildfire Outbreaks Spark Debate Over Roads In National Parks

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

VAIL -- A small but scary wildfire that broke out in the national forest above West Vail Friday afternoon perfectly underscored the ongoing debate bet...

The Battle Over Sliced Apples: New York Senators Gillibrand and Aubertine Take Secretary Vilsack to Task on School Food

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

No, Gillibrand and Aubertine aren't lobbying for the Corn Refiners Association -- they are pushing for local food.

Not a Woman in the Picture

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Is it a coincidence that in the world's largest economy, whose military expenditure accounts for half the global total, the most senior posts dealing with money and war are still reserved for men?

Maybe Vilsack Won't Suck?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

I honestly don't know what to make of the Vilsack nomination, so I asked Denise O'Brien, the organic farmer who ran for Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture in 2006, to share her invaluable Iowan insights.

Vilsack Best Possible Secretary of Agriculture

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

Gov. Vilsack has integrity through and through. He is impeccable with his word, and is open about his thoughts. He also has an incredibly unusual quality for a politician (if he even is one): he listens.

'Yes We Can' Create a Sane Food Policy in the U.S.

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Friedrich

In January, we will have a president who understands and cares about the broader implications of our food policy. This will be an impressive first.

We Need Change Animals Can Believe In

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

it's the Agriculture post that perhaps holds the greatest promise for -- and the greatest threat to -- animal welfare.