Tom Vilsack

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Farm Bank Commits $10 Billion In Loans For Rural Projects

A bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is making $10 billion in capital available to spur private investment in rural America.

07/25/2014

A C-130 making a drop at the West Fork Complex Fire on Monday (credit: CBS)

Obama Pitches Wildfire Plan To Western Governors In Colorado Springs

President Barack Obama on Monday encouraged a group of governors to support a plan to pay for wildfire suppression, and the proposal got a positive reception from the 10 leaders gathered for an annual summit.

06/09/2014

CBS4's Lauren DiSpirito talks with farmer Kirk Eppelsheimer about hemp farming (credit: CBS)

Ag Secretary: US Must Figure Out Hemp Production

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday he’s working with the Department of Justice to permit the importation of hemp seeds for cultivation.

05/20/2014

The DC-10 at the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

Forest Services Expands Firefighting Tanker Fleet

As the Obama administration pushes Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight destructive wildfires, the U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday it was adding four aircraft to its firefighting fleet.

05/20/2014

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Obama Administration Presses On Firefighting Funds

As California recovers from a spate of wildfires and other fire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight the destructive blazes.

05/20/2014

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Ag Secretary Presses On Firefighting Funds, Set For Denver Appearance

As Colorado and other wildfire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight the destructive blazes.

05/20/2014

Tom Vilsack at the facility on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

Ag Secretary Vilsack Tours Fort Collins Facility

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is touring the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation at Colorado State University.

11/06/2013

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Visitor Survey Shows Uses Of Forest Service Land

People aren’t always looking to just hike, camp or ski when they head to U.S. Forest Service lands.

07/19/2013

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Cabinet Members, Udall Promote Wildfire Prevention

A public-private partnership aimed at thinning out vegetation that could fuel catastrophic wildfires that threaten water supplies and hydroelectric facilities was announced on Friday by federal officials.

07/19/2013

Leprino Foods in Greeley (credit: CBS)

Colorado Company Hailed As Innovative On Food Safety

Leprino Foods’ Greeley plant is being recognized for it’s food safety.

07/18/2013

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