Tom Vilsack

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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

The Indian Gulch Fire in 2011 (credit: CBS)

Feds Send Colorado $19M In Wildfire Funds

The federal government on Monday belatedly sent $67 million in disaster relief to 15 states, with the biggest share going to Colorado to help recovery from last year’s devastating wildfires.

06/10/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper on "Face the Nation" (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Talks Spending Cuts On ‘Face The Nation’

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is wrapping up his visit to Washington, D.C. for the National Governors Association meeting.

02/24/2013

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Udall: Wildfire Crews Need New Planes Soon

Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall says delays in upgrading the U.S. Forest Service fleet of firefighting aircraft are unacceptable and he’s asking federal officials to to speed up the process.

01/28/2013

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Drought Relief For Farmers In 43 Colorado Counties

Thirty of Colorado’s 64 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe drought and heat.

01/09/2013

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

Vilsack Announces Rio Grande Conservation Plan

A new conservation plan to help the Rio Grande watershed is getting the backing of state and federal officials.

09/20/2012

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Ag Department Hopes To Keep Colorado Cattle Ranchers From Suffering

The U.S. Agriculture Department hopes to help Colorado cattle ranchers who are suffering from this year’s drought.

08/01/2012

Cows graze near a field in Niwot in June 2012. (credit: Michael Kucsmas)

Most Colorado Counties Qualify For Drought Assistance

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says 62 of Colorado’s 64 counties qualify for federal disaster relief due to drought conditions.

07/04/2012

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