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Thomas James "Tom" Vilsack (/ˈvɪlsæk/; born December 13, 1950) is an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and presently the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. He served...

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  • Small seed remains large hurdle for legal hemp farming

      News Source: The Denver Post | 8 days ago
    As they learn about the crop's preferences and the best methods to harvest the seeds for oil or the long stalks for fiber, they are sidestepping the first part of the process that remains unclear: getting the seed. "It's kind of a catch there right
  • Norman Borlaug statue unveiled at US Capitol

      News Source: The Boston Globe | 24 days ago
    Borlaug, and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad applaud after a statue of the late Dr. Norman E. AP) The scientist credited with agriculture's so-called Green Revolution'' has a permanent home in the U.S...Lawmakers unveiled a statue of Norman Borlaug on
  • Jury foreman: Ex-felon made an honest mistake when she voted, believed ...

      News Source: Star Tribune | 28 days ago
    Iowa The foreman of a jury that acquitted a former Iowa drug offender of voter fraud said Friday the woman made an honest mistake when she cast a ballot because she believed her voting rights were restored. The 12-member panel agreed that Kelli Jo
  • GOP memo: SNAP cuts will stand

      News Source: Politico | 28 days ago
    The House Agriculture Committee's GOP leaders are brushing aside an attempt by a growing number of states to block food stamp cuts, saying it won't make a dent in their plans to shrink the program. Connecticut, Massachusetts, Montana, New York,
  • Purveyors, dairy farmers balled up on cheese names

      News Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | 1 month ago
    The European Union wants U.S. food producers to stop using certain European names for domestic cheeses and other products such as prosciutto and olive oils...And David Sunseri -- cheese purveyor and owner of Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Macaroni Co. --
  • After 39 years, Iowa inmate inches toward freedom

      News Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | 1 month ago
    Iowa A convicted murderer praised for maintaining a stellar record during his 39 years behind bars may soon become the rare Iowa inmate to be freed after being sentenced to life in prison. The Iowa Board of Parole has requested an interview with 67-
  • EU says US-made cheeses can't use Old World names

      News Source: Fox | 1 month ago
    Errico Auricchio produced cheese with his family in Italy until he brought his trade to the United States more than 30 years ago. Now, the European Union is saying his cheese isn't authentic enough to carry a European name. As part of trade talks,
  • Europe wants its Parmesan back, seeks name change

      News Source: Arizona Republic | 1 month ago
    Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta?...As part of trade talks, the European Union wants to ban the use of European names like Parmesan, feta and Gruyere on cheese made in the United States. The argument is that the American-


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