Tom Vilsack http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ag Secretary Vilsack Meets With St. Louis Leaders http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ag-secretary-vilsack-meets-st-louis-leaders <p>U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was in St. Louis Thursday to meet with business executives, local elected officials and community leaders regarding agriculture exports.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After the meeting, Vilsack&nbsp;told reporters that the discussion centered around President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, including rebuilding aging infrastructure and immigration reform.</span></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 02:07:23 +0000 Maria Altman 33368 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ag Secretary Vilsack Meets With St. Louis Leaders Vilsack Says Immigration Reform Critical For Agriculture http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/vilsack-says-immigration-reform-critical-agriculture <p>Comprehensive immigration reform is critical to sustaining the Midwest’s role as a global leader in agriculture.</p><p>That’s the message from U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.</p><p>Vilsack told St. Louis Public Radio today that moving forward with the immigration reform plan recently passed by the U.S. Senate is key to retaining international talent that comes to this country to study in the plant sciences.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:54:28 +0000 Tim Lloyd 29026 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Vilsack Says Immigration Reform Critical For Agriculture U.S. agriculture secretary visits St. Louis to champion Korean trade pact http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-agriculture-secretary-visits-st-louis-champion-korean-trade-pact <p>Missouri farmers stand to benefit under a free-trade pact currently before Congress.</p><p>U.S. Agriculture Secretary <a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&amp;contentid=bios_vilsack.xml">Tom Vilsack</a> was in St. Louis today to urge Congress to pass the <a href="http://www.ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/korus-fta">U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement</a>.</p><p>He said Missouri exports large amounts of pork and soybeans, products that have a ready market in South Korea.</p> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 21:36:47 +0000 Adam Allington 819 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S. agriculture secretary visits St. Louis to champion Korean trade pact Morning headlines: Monday, March 28, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-march-28-2011 <p><strong><strong>Plane Carrying Bond and Wainwright Makes Slippery Landing at Lambert</strong></strong></p><p>Former Missouri Senator Kit Bond and Cardinals star pitcher Adam Wainwright were&nbsp;on board&nbsp;a flight that had to make a slippery landing at <a href="http://www.lambert-stlouis.com/"><u><font color="#810081">Lambert Airport </font></u></a>this weekend. The two were among about 140 passengers on a Delta Air Lines jet that slid off the runway while landing in a snowstorm Saturday afternoon.</p> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 14:29:56 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 814 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, March 28, 2011