Tom Vilsack

USDA Plans To Spend $30 Million On Fighting Citrus DiseaseIn an effort to fight back a disease that has decimated the Sunshine State’s most famous crops, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that it plans to spend $30 million fighting citrus greening.
34 Projects In Florida To Win Agriculture Grants A U.S. Agriculture official announced Thursday the department will award $118 million in grants to help strengthen markets with specialty crops, including Florida.
Florida Researchers Find Temporary Citrus Greening CureCaptain Citrus might be the new hero mascot of Florida oranges, but it’s a group of university researchers devising a plan to save the groves from a deadly disease.
$80M In New Funding For Everglades RestorationGood news for the Florida Everglades. The Obama administration is announcing $80 million in additional funding to help in Everglades restoration.
USDA Expands Ban On E. Coli Tainted MeatIn an effort to prevent future outbreaks of potentially deadly bacteria the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced new rules which will ban the sale of ground meat containing six additional strains of E. coli.
US Promises More Money For Everglades RestorationThe U.S. government has committed to spending some big cash to help with restoration of the Florida Everglades.
Food Pyramid Gets A MakeoverThe Food Pyramid is getting a makeover. First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled a new food icon, to help consumers make healthier food choices.
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