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Winter is almost here and it’s vital that all Americans, regardless of location or income, can keep warm throughout the cold season. Two programs that can help you prepare: @usdaRD Home Repair Program & @HHSGov Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program ➡️…
Throughout National Adoption Month, we celebrate all those who have invited a child in need into their hearts and into their homes – including my parents who adopted me from an orphanage in Pittsburgh.
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The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will upgrade our country’s agricultural transportation network and assure a continued competitive advantage in the global export market.…
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Want to learn about the work #NationalPlantHealthChampion Dr. Kitty Cardwell @okstate is doing to protect plant health? Check it out!…
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This is a tremendous opportunity to build up rural America with wealth that stays in rural communities, jobs you can raise a middle-class family on, and the ability to compete around the world. My statement on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:…
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AIM for Climate (#AIM4C) is working to drive more rapid & transformative climate action in the ag sector & empowering ag to be part of the solution to address the climate crisis. Learn more ➡️
Don’t miss today’s #COP26 Investing in Our Future: AIM for Climate event at 9:30AM ET! @SecVilsack will join US, UAE, UN leaders to discuss the goal of #AIM4C – to increase & accelerate ag & food systems innovation in support of climate action 👉…EE
Reminder: Grab a cup of coffee & tune in to #COP26 LIVE at 8AM. @SecVilsack will start his final day in Glasgow with a panel discussion focused on Accelerating a Just Rural Transition to Sustainable Agriculture for People, Climate & Nature. Watch here:…
At 9:30AM ET tomorrow tune in LIVE to #COP26 when @SecVilsack will join fellow leaders @PowerUSAID, @ClimateEnvoy, @SenBobCasey, @MoCCaEUAE H.E. @mariammalmheiri & @e_cousens, to talk about investing in the future and @AIMforClimate.…
Tomorrow, @SecVilsack will kick off his final day at #COP26 taking part in the panel discussion, "Accelerating a Just Rural Transition to Sustainable Agriculture for People, Climate, and Nature." Watch the webcast LIVE at 8AM ET here:…
U.S. agriculture is a leader in building resilience and strengthening food security under climate change. Check out this thread on #AdaptationInAction from our @USDAClimateHubs highlighting tools+innovation. #COP26 @USagricultureUK @US_Center…
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We’re positioning U.S. farmers, ranchers & forest landowners as leaders in addressing climate change, while at the same time creating new market opportunities for them that invest in science, monitoring & verification to measure the benefits of climate-smart production practices.
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Setting the tone at #COP26 Climate Smart Ag & Forestry event @SecVilsack: Agriculture is one of the sectors most vulnerable to the changes we’re seeing in our climate. Producers & rural communities are on the front lines of this crisis & we cannot continue on this dire trajectory
Government Partners + Innovation Sprint Partners + Knowledge Partners = AIM for Climate Coalition. Why? Because addressing the climate crisis requires all of us to work together. Learn more about #AIM4C at #COP26…
Together, we can lead the way with investments in climate-smart solutions that improve the profitability and resilience of agricultural producers, and improve forest health, while creating new income opportunities and building wealth that stays in rural communities. #COP26
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Coming up at 11am ET (3PM GMT) join @SecVilsack LIVE from the #COP26 @US_Center as he moderates a panel on Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry: A Vision for the Future. Tune in�…6
Did you miss @SecVilsack’s remarks about #AIM4C from #COP26 this morning? You can watch the replay here:…
Today at #COP26, I highlighted initiatives that put agriculture, forestry and rural communities at the center of global solutions to the climate crisis. Now is the time for global action.…
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30+ countries, 40+ non-governmental organizations, and leaders from around the world have announced investments and commitments to #AIM4C. Climate-smart agricultural innovation is the future!…
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Tomorrow at 6AM ET, tune in for LIVE coverage from #COP26 where @SecVilsack will join UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, H.E. Minister @mariammalmheiri to speak about #AIM4C and the need to ⬆️ and accelerate climate-smart ag & food systems 👉
May the light of Diwali remind us that from darkness there is knowledge, wisdom, and truth. From division, unity. From despair, hope. To Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists celebrating in America and around the world — from the People’s House to yours, happy Diwali.
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Parents and Caregivers: CDC recommends that all children ages 5 and up get vaccinated against #COVID19. Vaccination is an important tool to help stop this pandemic. Get answers to your questions about COVID-19 vaccination for kids:
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#FeedtheFuture is proud to support #PathwaystoDairyNetZero, an initiative to help accelerate #ClimateAction in the global #DairySector. Learn how the initiative aims to achieve net zero emissions in the dairy sector over the next 30 years:
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"Getting to #NetZero will involve commitment & investment in transformative new production & processing practices & methods informed by sound science & centred on needs of farmers of all sizes" @SecVilsack @COP26 event on raising ambitions on #ClimateAction in the dairy sector
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Today @SecVilsack announced USDA & @USAID support #PathwaysToDairyNetZero, an initiative to accelerate climate action in the global dairy sector. It brings together groups across the supply chain to achieve #NetZero emissions in the next 30 yrs ➡️ #COP26
November is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. @USDA_NRCS honors the contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives in conservation and agriculture.
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🇪🇺🇺🇸 Today EU and US launch a new collaboration platform @USDAUSDA @EUAgriAgri to exchange information and promote sustainable and climate-smart agriculture. Joint statement@jwojcwojc…rGYqjW
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The #transatlantic cooperation to face global #agricultural challenges event is now on with @SecVilsack, @jwojc & @paolodecastro to launch a new chapter in 🇪🇺🇺🇸 relatio3Bj6
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It is a pleasure to hear @SecVilsack announce a new platform for agriculture where knowledge and information can be shared to improve science-based practices across the board. #TransatlanticCooperation
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🇪🇺🇺🇸 EU Commissioner for Ag Wojciechowski and US Secretary of Ag Vilsack today issued a statement on a newly created transatlantic collaboration platform on agriculture designed to take on the global challenges of sustainability and climate…GZqxv
Tomorrow will be a big day for farmers and consumers on both sides of the Atlantic. I will be joining @EUAgri Commissioner Wojciechowski @jwojc and European Parliament Member @paolodecastro to launch a new chapter in U.S.- EU cooperation. Stay tuned to @USDA for the details.
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Our Nation’s farmers, ranchers, and foresters are demonstrating the benefits of climate-smart practices. Check out how locally-specific tools and resources from @USDAClimateHubs help place #AdaptationInAction. #COP26 @US_Center…
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Day 2 of #COP26, @SecVilsack spoke to @CNN about the launch of #AIM4C and the importance of investing in climate-smart agriculture innovation. @USDA
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Being married to a veteran, I know the sacrifices spouses, partners, children, and survivors of our service members make on behalf of the Nation. Throughout November, we thank and honor them for their contributions and immeasurable sacrifices in support of our national security.
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US, UAE officially launch Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate. In his remarks to world leaders, @POTUS announced the US intends to mobilize $1 BILLION in investment in climate-smart ag and food systems innovation over 5 years ➡️… #AIM4C #COP26
#AIM4C has announced over $4bn of increased investments from 30+ countries for climate-smart agricultural innovation at #COP26. Backed by an additional 40+ non-governmental organizations, we intend to achieve technological breakthroughs & climate-smart solutions for agriculture.
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Just announced: Agriculture Secretary Vilsack will travel to Glasgow to participate in #COP26, but first he will go to Brussels to make a major US-EU partnership announcement ➡️
During National Native American Heritage Month, we remember our unique relationship with indigenous peoples and tribal nations, gather and share common thoughts, join forces in making positive change, build and strengthen partnerships, and take home new skills and ideas
In 2017, three-fourths of American Indian/Alaska Native–operated farms specialized in livestock production. We count agriculture because understanding the full picture of American agriculture and the contributions of all producers counts. #AgCensus #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth
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Illinois harvested more than twice as many pumpkin acres as any of the other top pumpkin producing states #Halloween 📸@BengtsonPumpkinnK
This is an extraordinary and historic moment for our Nation that will transform the lives of millions and millions of Americans and touch every area of our country for decades to come. My statement on the Build Back Better framework:…
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The Build Back Better framework will expand free school meals to 8.7 million children during the school year and provide a $65 per child per month benefit to the families of 29 million children to purchase food during the summer.…
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We're investing more than $243 million in grants to support specialty crops, including fruits, vegetables, tree nuts and nursery crops through two USDA programs – the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and the Specialty Crop Research Initiative grants program
The creation of an Equity Commission is an important step in dismantling barriers historically underserved communities have faced in accessing USDA programs and services. Apply today…
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As you consider whether to get the COVID vaccine or not, I want to share a story that may help you with your decision. I used to be hesitant about getting a flu shot. Then my sister died from the flu.
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Registration is now open for the 98th annual #AgOutlook Forum, USDA's largest annual meeting and premiere event. The two-day event will be held virtually on Feb. 24-25, 2022. Register today ➡️…
According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Major League Baseball fans typically eat around 20 million hot dogs and 4.5 million sausages per season. #WorldSeries | #BattleATL | #ForTheH
25 of 30 MLB stadiums have natural grass on their playing fields - including Minute Maid Park in Houston and Truist Park outside of Atlanta - thanks to America’s 1,465 farms that produce sod. #WorldSeries | #BattleATL | #ForTheH
A majority of MLB baseball bats come from lumber in northern Pennsylvania and southern New York. #WorldSeries | #BattleATL | #ForTheH
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