Tom Vilsack en Vilsack: Immigration Reform Critical For Midwest <p>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.</p><p>Vilsack told St. Louis Public Radio Monday 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> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:08:43 +0000 Tim Lloyd 41872 at Vilsack Urges Congress To Speed Farm Bill <p>U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was in farm country Monday continuing to push Congress to send a farm bill to President Obama’s desk.</p><p>Vilsack doesn’t consider extending the farm bill beyond the September 30 expiration a sound option.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:43:23 +0000 Amy Mayer 40673 at