Rise to the moment of truth Friday, September 30, 2022

Tag: TOM VILSACK

Farm to School Program
USDA announces grants of over $70 million for school access to locally grown foods

The Farm to School program seeks to increase the amount of locally produced foods served through child nutrition programs, while also educating children about how their foods are harvested and made.

Lowndes County Press Conference 2
Biden Administration launches USDA-EPA partnership to provide wastewater sanitation to the Blackbelt and other communities

EPA Administrator: Michael Regan, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu visited Lowndes County on Tuesday to announce a new federal program to improve wastewater treatment systems in the rural county.

Lowndes County
USDA Secretary Vilsack and EPA Administrator Regan to visit Lowndes County Tuesday

Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL07) will welcome the dignitaries from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and White House Infrastructure Coordinator to Lowndes County in Alabama's Seventh Congressional District.

Wildfire fire
USDA announces $1 billion in grants for plans to defend against wildfires

“Prescribed fires not only reduce fuels but also serve many other important ecological functions, including increasing plant and animal biodiversity and reducing unwanted pests like ticks and chiggers."

Forest photo by Steven Kamenar
USDA announces plans to plant more than one billion trees to fight climate change

The REPLANT Act directs the Forest Service to plant more than a billion trees over the next decade, removes a cap of $30 million and is now expected to provide the agency significantly more resources every year to do so.

Farm crop agriculture by Jake Gard
USDA announces the Biden Administration’s framework for transforming the food system

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Wednesday details of the Biden administration’s plan for a framework to transform the food system.

Forest photo by Steven Kamenar
Biden Administration announces $32 million to fund wood innovations and community wood grants

“Removing hazardous trees that would otherwise threaten wildfire-prone communities and having rural, forest-based economies turn those materials into renewable building and energy products, stand as examples of how a clean energy economy is within reach,” said Sec. Vilsack.

USDA FSA
USDA to announce plan to 'transform the food system'

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will deliver a speech at Georgetown University on Wednesday outlining his plan to transform the American food system.