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 March 21, 2014 TV #57 AG SEC WEEKLY ADDRESS - Serving Up Healthy Food and a Healthier Next Generation

This week at USDA: As Secretary of Agriculture, I take USDA's nickname of the "People's Department"-first coined by President Abraham Lincoln-to heart.

 March 14, 2014 TV #56 AG SEC WEEKLY ADDRESS - Growing Opportunity for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers and Ranchers

This week at USDA: The recent Census of Agriculture shows that there is tremendous potential for growth among the smaller producers that make up the middle of American agriculture, but they need our support to get there.

 March 7, 2014 TV #55 AG SEC WEEKLY ADDRESS - New Farm Bill and 2015 Budget Expand Opportunity in Rural America

This week at USDA: President Obama released USDA's fiscal year 2015 budget proposal, which supports our ongoing work to create jobs and opportunity in rural America.

 February 28, 2014 TV #54 AG SEC WEEKLY ADDRESS - Another Step Forward Towards a Healthier Next Generation

This week at USDA, we took several steps forward in the fight for a healthier future for our nation's children.

 February 21, 2014 TV #53 AG SEC WEEKLY ADDRESS - Census of Agriculture Results Tell Story of Unlimited Potential in Rural America

This week, USDA released preliminary data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture that provides a snapshot of a rural America that remains stable in the face of difficult economic times. While the data do not paint a perfect picture, they do tell a story of the unlimited potential and growing opportunity in modern rural America.

 February 14, 2014 TV #52 AG SEC WEEKLY ADDRESS - New Farm Bill is an Investment in Rural America

This week, The 2014 Farm Bill, passed by Congress and signed last week by President Obama, strengthens the farm safety net and ensures vital nutrition assistance for hardworking children and families during tough times. It closes loopholes and achieves much-needed reform, saving billions of taxpayer dollars.

 February 7, 2014 TV #51 AG SEC WEEKLY ADDRESS - Innovation for a Stronger Rural America

This week, innovation is at the heart of the American agriculture success story. As a matter of course, today's farmers and ranchers must constantly prepare and adapt to get ahead of tomorrow's challenges.

 January 31, 2014 TV #50 AG SEC WEEKLY ADDRESS - Expanding Opportunity for Rural Americans

This week, in his State of the Union address earlier this week, President Obama outlined his plan to move our economy forward by expanding opportunity for all Americans.

 January 24, 2014 TV #49 AG SEC WEEKLY ADDRESS - The Building Blocks for a Healthier America

This week, at USDA, we are working hard to ensure that America's next generation has access to the healthy foods they need to grow, learn, achieve, and eventually to compete and succeed on a global stage.

 January 17, 2014 TV #48 AG SEC WEEKLY ADDRESS - Fighting Rural Poverty in Appalachia and the Delta Region

This week, Rural America faces a unique set of challenges when it comes to combating poverty in our towns and communities. Too often, rural people and places are hard to reach or otherwise underserved-but not forgotten.

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