The Hagstrom Report

Agriculture News As It Happens

USDA announces $308 million in disaster aid

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $308 million in disaster assistance to help farmers, landowners, communities and others recover and rebuild after flooding, drought, tornadoes and other natural disasters in 33 states and Puerto Rico. Read More...

Vilsack on the road for civil rights, biofuel, conservation

In a series of events that could be considered related to President Barack Obama’s campaign for re-election, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack traveled to Chicago on Monday to talk civil rights and promote biofuels, and continued on to St. Paul today to unveil a conservation program while the USDA released a report on rural development. Read More...