"It is critical to develop a biofuel industry powered by feedstocks produced in every corner of the country, in addition to the Midwest. That is why USDA has established five regional research centers working on science necessary to ensure profitable biofuels can be produced from a diverse range of feedstocks."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Tom Vilsack on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Tom Vilsack on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Tom Vilsack on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Tom Vilsack on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Tom Vilsack on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."