USDA plans to spend $6B; $4B more to come

April 8, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an initiative called USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers, saying that “after identifying gaps in previous aid,” it would spend “at least $6 billion” to reach “a broader set of …

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UEP congratulates USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack

February 24, 2021

Atlanta, Georgia, February 24, 2021: The below statement can be attributed in its entirety to Chad Gregory, president and CEO, United Egg Producers: “Egg farmers congratulate Secretary Tom Vilsack on his overwhelming confirmation vote to …

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Key officials for agriculture advance, not yet confirmed

February 18, 2021

Three officials who will fill posts critical to U.S. agriculture appear virtually certain to be confirmed but have not been yet, in part because of the just-concluded impeachment trial in the senate. Former Secretary of …

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USDA Appoints Key Political Officials

February 4, 2021

Secretary of Agriculture-designee Tom Vilsack will have his team partly in place even before he is confirmed, as seems likely. In recent weeks, the Biden administration announced several political appointments, including key staff in the …

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Senators Welcome Vilsack Back

February 4, 2021

Former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack appeared poised to assume that role again, as Senators praised him at his confirmation hearing on February 2. A few hours after the hearing, the Senate Agriculture Committee voted …

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