WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013— On Wednesday, June 5, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will give a major speech at the National Press Club to discuss his vision for USDA’s work to help America agriculture adapt to modern environmental challenges as our nation’s farmers, ranchers and foresters have been confronted with more severe storms, historic drought, devastating floods and a resurgence in invasive pests in recent years.
During his speech, Secretary Vilsack will discuss the tools America’s farmers, ranchers, growers and private foresters are using to mitigate these new risks – as well as efforts by USDA to help them. He will also highlight the problem of food waste and discuss ways in which all Americans can make the most of our abundant food supply, while furthering efforts already underway to put our nation on a solid environmental footing in the years ahead.
The Press Club luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Remarks will begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session, ending at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by going to this link.
Interested parties can submit questions for Secretary Vilsack in advance and during the live event by sending them to @QNPCLunch on Twitter. Or to email a question in advance, type VILSACK in the subject line and send to email@example.com before 10 a.m. on the day of event.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
WHAT: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will give his vision for USDA’s future work to help American agriculture to adapt to modern environmental challenges.
WHERE: National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW- 13th Floor
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