tom vilsack http://michiganradio.org en New conservation program will help Great Lakes http://michiganradio.org/post/new-conservation-program-will-help-great-lakes <p>Organizations protecting the Great Lakes are being promised a big boost from the federal government.</p><p></p><p>U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says hundreds of millions of dollars will be spent on conservation programs in eight significant regions of the country, including the Great Lakes.&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&amp;contentid=2014/05/0104.xml">The announcement</a> was made near Bay City this afternoon.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 20:32:41 +0000 Steve Carmody 17768 at http://michiganradio.org New conservation program will help Great Lakes President Obama signs farm bill at Michigan State University http://michiganradio.org/post/president-obama-signs-farm-bill-michigan-state-university <p>About 500 people packed a Michigan State University campus hall Friday to witness President Barack Obama sign the new federal farm bill.</p><p></p><p>The event capped years of negotiations and some tough compromises with Congress on the complex legislation. President Obama said he’s always glad to return to Michigan to cheer the auto industry recovery. Now, he says, it’s time to do the same for agriculture and rural America.</p><p></p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 11:09:00 +0000 Rick Pluta & Jake Neher 16359 at http://michiganradio.org President Obama signs farm bill at Michigan State University Vilsack and Stabenow urge investment in "bio-economy," Farm Bill http://michiganradio.org/post/vilsack-and-stabenow-urge-investment-bio-economy-farm-bill <p>US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited Ford headquarters in Dearborn Monday.</p><p>He was there, along with Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow and members of the United Soybean Board, to visit a Ford research lab and make a broader push for more &ldquo;bio-based&rdquo; products.</p><p>Vilsack says there&rsquo;s &ldquo;unlimited capacity and opportunity&rdquo; in the bio-based economy.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 22:23:28 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 8566 at http://michiganradio.org Vilsack and Stabenow urge investment in "bio-economy," Farm Bill Michigan farmers talk about the future of agriculture industry http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-farmers-talk-about-future-agriculture-industry <p>U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Senator Debbie Stabenow visited a farm in West Michigan Monday to discuss how to expand the agriculture industry.</p><p>Stabenow is chairwoman the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;We all have a stake in our farmers doing well because we all have a stake in having food security, in making sure we have wholesome, American grown, Michigan grown food for us.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 21:09:47 +0000 Lindsey Smith 3863 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan farmers talk about the future of agriculture industry