"Organic is Part of the Strategy to Rebuild Rural America," Ag Secretary Vilsack Tells Participants
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organic farming is an important part of the U.S. agricultural landscape, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today told participants at the Organic Trade Association's (OTA's) 2011 Policy Conference and Hill Visit Days here in D.C.
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Townsend seeks participants for Earth Day committee
TOWNSEND -- Earth Day will be celebrated on the Town Common on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Going Organic theme with magician Steve Rudolph will be presented at 1 p.
Ag secretary candidate Thicke promotes ’new vision’
Francis Thicke of Fairfield, the Democratic candidate for Iowa agriculture secretary, used his State Fair Soapbox speech Wednesday to call for a "new vision" for Iowa agriculture based on renewable...
PA Agriculture Secretary Says Grants Will Help Producers Transition to Organic Farming, Evaluate Pot
HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirteen Pennsylvania farm families are working to transition to organic production through a program that provides funding, educational resources...
Dairyman to run for Iowa Agriculture Secretary, Opposes Ethanol Subsidies
Fairfield, Iowa organic dairy producer Francis Thicke announced he plans to run for Iowa secretary of agriculture, the Des Moines Register said, urging local control of hog confinements and a gradual...
Organic Dairy Farmers Rally - USDA Secretary Asked to Vigorously Enforce Organic Laws
An estimated 150-200 organic dairy farmers, and their supporters, from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa held a "demonstration" at the La Crosse County Fair on Thursday. Their goal was to convince Secretary...
Ag Deputy Secretary Announces U.S. - Canada Agreement For Organic Trade Equivalence
CHICAGO, -- Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today announced that a first-of-its-kind agreement has been reached between the United States and Canada that will expand opportunities for...
AGRICULTURE DEPUTY SECRETARY MERRIGAN ANNOUNCES U.S. – CANADA AGREEMENT FOR ORGANIC TRADE EQUIVALE
CHICAGO, June 17, 2009 -- Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today announced that a first-of-its-kind agreement has been reached between the United States and Canada that will expand opportunities...