Update: 2-25-2011 According to Reuters, Dr. Don Huber’s letter to Secretary Vilsack [existence of letter] confirmed by R. Andre Bell, USDA spokesperson, and is currently under review.
Dr. Don M. Huber who coordinates the Emergent Diseases and Pathogens committee of the American Phytopathological Society in an email to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, issues an urgent warning for the agency to delay the deregulation of Roundup Ready alfalfa.
December 10, 2010 The final Agriculture and Antitrust Enforcement Issues in Our 21st Century Economy workshop put on by the USDA and the Department of Justice was held December 08, 2010, in Washington, DC. This last workshop, entitled Margins, was to “look at the discrepancies between the prices received by farmers and the prices paid […]
January 25, 2010 From the Obama Foodorama blog: “President Obama today announced his intent to nominate Dr. Elisabeth Hagen as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Under Secretary for Food Safety. Hagen will serve with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.” h/t @obamafoodorama Go to Original Post…
January 25, 2010 “Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of fourteen Recovery Act Broadband Infrastructure projects that will receive $309,923,352 through funding made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. An additional $3,551,887 in private investment brings the total to $313,475,239. Altogether, Congress awarded USDA $2.5 billion in Recovery Act funding to […]
NPR radio talks with Michael Pollan about Tom Vilsack, Obama’s new pick for USDA secretary of agriculture.