Tom Vilsack

Dried and cracked earth is visible on an unplanted field at a farm on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Feds Stepping In To Help Rural California Communities Suffering In Drought

The federal government is stepping in to help California communities, particularly in rural areas, in danger of drying out during the drought.

07/17/2014

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HealthWatch: School Lunches To Have More Veggies, Whole Grains

The first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in more than 15 years means most offerings—including the always popular pizza—will come with less sodium, more whole grains and a wider selection of fruits and vegetables on the side.

01/25/2012

Ousted Agricultural Employee Offered New Job

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he has apologized to ousted employee Shirley Sherrod and offered her a unique new position at the agency.

07/21/2010

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