USDA Press Conferences

usda-logoAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack held two press conferences the week of December 9, 2013 on two totally different subjects, but both times he was asked his thoughts about Congress not getting a farm bill done.

On December 11, Vilsack was joined by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus in announcing a joint “Farm-to-Fleet” venture to make biofuel blends part of regular, operational fuel purchases and use by the military.

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The following day, Vilsack and Dr. Jack Payne, senior vice president for Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Florida, announced a new multi-agency Emergency Response Framework for citrus greening.USDA, UF Announce Citrus Greening Task Force