Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visits Minnesota to launch a new pilot project offering farmers incentives to take steps to reduce water pollution from their operations. The USDA describes the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program as the first of its type in the nation.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says federal officials have pledged money to restart the wolf trapping program in Minnesota.
The federal Agriculture Department is making up to $10 million available to enroll land in the Red River Valley watershed into its Wetlands Reserve Program.
Ending current subsidies for the corn ethanol industry would cost jobs and make America more dependent on foreign oil, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday.