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 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.

 January 10, 2014 TV #47 AG SEC WEEKLY ADDRESS - A New Food, Farm and Jobs Bill to Fight Hunger Here at Home

This week, America's farmers and ranchers work hard every day to put healthy food on our tables. Thanks to their incredible productivity, we have the capacity to produce enough food not only for every American family, but for much of the world.

 December 20, 2013 TV #45 AG SEC WEEKLY ADDRESS - A New Farm Bill to Carry On America's Record Agricultural Trade

This week, Over the course of 2013 we've seen yet another banner year for U.S. agricultural exports.

 December 13, 2013 TV #44 AG SEC WEEKLY ADDRESS - Supporting Innovation for Stronger Rural Communities

This week, American innovation is one of our most special traditions, fueling our nation to new heights over the course of our history. Innovation is critically important in rural America, where research is helping to grow American agriculture, create new homegrown products, generate advanced renewable energy and more.

 December 6, 2013 TV #43 AG SEC WEEKLY ADDRESS - A New Report Shows the Critical Benefits of Farm Bill Conservation

This week, America's farmers, ranchers and landowners have led the way in recent years to conserve and protect our soil, water and wildlife habitat.

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