Tom Vilsack

Business
8:07 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Ag Secretary Vilsack Meets With St. Louis Leaders

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke with business and community leaders and elected officials Thursday about agriculture exports.
Maria Altman (St. Louis Public Radio and The Beacon)

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.

After the meeting, Vilsack told reporters that the discussion centered around President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, including rebuilding aging infrastructure and immigration reform.

The secretary said St. Louis business leaders told him that immigration reform is needed to help attract researchers, scientists and laborers from other countries. 

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Immigration
2:54 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Vilsack Says Immigration Reform Critical For Agriculture

Credit (Veronique LaCapra/St. Louis Public Radio)

Comprehensive immigration reform is critical to sustaining the Midwest’s role as a global leader in agriculture.

That’s the message from U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

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.

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Korean Trade Pact
4:36 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

U.S. agriculture secretary visits St. Louis to champion Korean trade pact

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack bids farwell to Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) in St. Louis on March 28, 2011, after encouraging an audience of agriculture leaders from Missouri to focus on trade opportunities outside of their borders.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri farmers stand to benefit under a free-trade pact currently before Congress.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in St. Louis today to urge Congress to pass the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement.

He said Missouri exports large amounts of pork and soybeans, products that have a ready market in South Korea.

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Morning round-up
9:29 am
Mon March 28, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, March 28, 2011

Former Missouri Senator Kit Bond.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill, Flickr Creative Commons User The National Guard)

Plane Carrying Bond and Wainwright Makes Slippery Landing at Lambert

Former Missouri Senator Kit Bond and Cardinals star pitcher Adam Wainwright were on board a flight that had to make a slippery landing at Lambert Airport 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.

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