"I don't know of a Democrat - whether they're a conservative, a centrist or a liberal Democrat - that doesn't think that it's important to have quality jobs that pay decent wages so that families can support themselves, so that they can have the dignity of being able to afford health care, put money aside for pension, buy a home."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Tom Vilsack on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Tom Vilsack on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Tom Vilsack on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Tom Vilsack on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Tom Vilsack on Robert Frost
"In his first year in office, President Obama pulled us back from the brink of the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression and worked to lay a new foundation for economic growth. The president identified three key strategies to build that lasting prosperity: innovation, investment, and education."
"In the past 40 years, the United States lost more than a million farmers and ranchers. Many of our farmers are aging. Today, only nine percent of family farm income comes from farming, and more and more of our farmers are looking elsewhere for their primary source of income."
"The lack of access to proper nutrition is not only fueling obesity, it is leading to food insecurity and hunger among our children."
"Somewhere between 50 to 60 percent of the food you eat has been touched by immigrant hands, and it is fair to say some of them are not here as they should be here. But if you didn't have these folks, you would be spending a lot more - three, four or five times more - for food, or we would have to import food and have all the food security risks."
"Local and regional food systems are about opportunity."