Tom Vilsack

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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.

10/02/2014

FORT PIERCE, FL - MAY 13: Lacedric Stovall harvests tangerines as the citrus industry tries to find a cure for the disease 'citrus greening' that is caused by the Asian citrus psyllid, an insect, that carries the bacterium, 'citrus greening' or huanglongbing, from tree to tree on May 13, 2013 in Fort Pierce, Florida. There is no known cure for the disease that forms when the insect deposits the bacterium on citrus trees causing the leaves on the tree to turn yellow the roots to decay and bitter fruits fall off the dying branches prematurely. Steps continue to be taken to try and combat the disease but none have stopped the attack on the citrus business as it spreads from Florida to other citrus producing states. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Researchers Find Temporary Citrus Greening Cure

Captain 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.

09/18/2014

The Everglades as seen from above

$80M In New Funding For Everglades Restoration

Good news for the Florida Everglades. The Obama administration is announcing $80 million in additional funding to help in Everglades restoration.

CBS4–07/13/2012

Tainted Meat

USDA Expands Ban On E. Coli Tainted Meat

In 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.

CBS4–09/13/2011

Roseate Spoonbills walk by the water in the Florida Everglades.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

US Promises More Money For Everglades Restoration

The U.S. government has committed to spending some big cash to help with restoration of the Florida Everglades.

CBS4–08/11/2011

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Food Pyramid Gets A Makeover

The 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.

CBS4–06/02/2011

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