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11 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's connections can pay off for business in Virginia

Martin J. Briley was heading overseas to drum up business for the state of Virginia, so Gov. Terry McAuliffe offered to hook him up with a friend in Mumbai.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Mukesh Ambani, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Agriculture, Science

Fri Jul 11, 2014

CBS Local

Agriculture Secretary Promotes Summer Meals In Baltimore

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting Baltimore to promote efforts to ensure that low-income children who rely on subsidized meals during the school year can also receive meals during the summer.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

BoardBuzz

NSBA discusses school lunch concerns with USDA

The National School Boards Association was one of 16 organizations that met today with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Under Secretary of Agriculture Kevin Concannon, and "Let's Move!" Executive Director Sam Kass to discuss problems implementing new regulations for school meals stipulated by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and methods for ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Family, Kids, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Research shows manure can be turned into fuel oil

Now, researchers say they've identified the process to convert cow manure into a strain of algae that contains fuel oils.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Forbes.com

Another Obama Cabinet Member Falls Short

President Obama's mounting scandals and plummeting approval ratings illustrate the old maxim that life is tough, and it's even tougher if you're stupid-as so many administration officials have shown themselves to be.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Business News

Holtville Tribune

United States and Korea Streamline Organic Trade

Organic processed products certified in the United States or Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Sky News

Scottish Haggis Ban In US Could Be Overturned

The Environment Secretary hopes to reverse a ban on the traditional recipe, which could be worth millions to Scottish producers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Agriculture, Science, Life, Beef, Food, Meat

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Ag Professional

New members named to Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced the appointment of 19 additional members to six agricultural trade advisory committees.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, United States Department of Agriculture, US News

Post Register

Simpson moves to stop sheep station closure

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced that he and Oregon Congressman Greg Walden along with other western members of Congress have asked the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture to stop the closure of the U.S. Sheep Experimental Station in Dubois.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Greg Walden, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Dubois, ID

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Indybay.org

National Organic Standards Board Threatened by USDA Maneuvering

On June 17, 20 organic farm and consumer groups filed a petition with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to protect the authority and permanence of the National Organic Standards Board .

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Life, Food, Organic Food, Agriculture, Science

Post Register

Simpson moves to stop sheep station closure

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today announced that he and Oregon Congressman Greg Walden along with other western members of Congress have asked the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture to stop the closure of the U.S. Sheep Experimental Station in Dubois.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Greg Walden, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Dubois, ID

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Milling Journal

USDA and USTR Name New Members to Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

Washington-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman June 26 announced the appointment of 19 additional members to six agricultural trade advisory committees.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, United States Department of Agriculture, US News

Post Register

Clark County employer likely closing down

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack recently informed Congress he was closing the Agricultural Research Service's U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois.

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Related Topix: Clark County, ID, Agriculture, Science, US News, Dubois, ID, US Politics, Robert Aderholt, Republican, US House of Representatives

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Captive Orcas Finally Have the Attention of Congress

Current regulations do not take into account some dramatic improvements over the past several decades in our scientific understanding of the physical and psychological impact of confinement upon these highly intelligent and social animals.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Animal Rights, OSHA, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Adam Schiff, Democrat

Sat Jun 21, 2014

Switched

President Obama Establishes Task Force To Save Bees

On Friday, President Barack Obama announced plans for a task force to help save the bees .

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Agriculture, Environment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Thu Jun 19, 2014

Milling Journal

USDA Names Grain Inspection Advisory Committee Members

Washington-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the appointment of seven members to serve on the United States Department of Agriculture's Grain Inspection Advisory Committee.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science

Food Management

SNA Requests Meeting with First Lady, USDA

With new standards set to take effect July 1, the School Nutrition Association looks for face-to-face meeting in fight for added flexibility.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Life, Food, Nutrition, Agriculture, Science

Agri Marketing

World Food Prize's President Quinn's Comments At Laureate Presentation

WORLD FOOD PRIZE'S PRESIDENT QUINN'S COMMENTS AT LAUREATE PRESENTATION Jun. 19, 2014 Source: World Food Prize news release Assistant Secretary Rivkin, thank you so very much for your very kind introduction and for hosting our ceremony.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Democrat, Iowa, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Agriculture, Science

Tue Jun 17, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

US presses Europe on farm trade issues

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack addresses the media at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Roll Call

Should Republicans Think the Unthinkable About Iowa's 4th District?

When everyone else on the planet - or at least in the nation's capital - becomes consumed with something like a Virginia primary upset or a Clinton book launch, I often turn to focus on an obscure campaign or candidate instead.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King, Tom Latham, Iowa

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