Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack http://hppr.org en Lack of land thwarts aspiring young farmers http://hppr.org/post/lack-land-thwarts-aspiring-young-farmers <p></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/retirement-not-farm-farmers-working-later" target="_blank">average age of American farmers has been climbing for decades</a>, and many say rural towns are at-risk without new blood. There are enough people who want to farm, but there’s trouble connecting beginning farmers and the communities that need them.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Grant Gerlock 28342 at http://hppr.org Lack of land thwarts aspiring young farmers Vilsack to China: Get up to speed on GMOs http://hppr.org/post/vilsack-china-get-speed-gmos <p>Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to China this week to ask Chinese regulators to get on the same page as the U.S. when it comes to evaluating genetically modified crops.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:49:43 +0000 Grant Gerlock 25711 at http://hppr.org Vilsack to China: Get up to speed on GMOs