Written by Tom Vilsack
Washington, DC – This year, passage of a long-term, comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill is critical to providing certainty for U.S. producers. This includes the continued availability of conservation programs that give our farmers, ranchers and private foresters the means to conserve the soil, protect our water and sustain America’s natural resources.
Thanks to programs provided by the Farm Bill, USDA has been able to enroll a record number of private lands in conservation practices. Over the past four years, we have worked with more than 500,000 producers, landowners and private foresters on projects that help the environment, while providing a new source of income. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Have you noticed, it’s almost summer? Spring sneaked up on us while we were still in heavy sweaters and earmuffs—and did I mention raincoats and umbrellas. Tennessee is getting warmer by the day and the nights have lost most of their chill.
Flowers are beginning to peek out of Winter crusty homes.
Mini elephant ears are waving hello and butterflies are beginning to try their wet wrinkled wings before they try to fly.
Clarksville, TN – I continue to be amazed at how stupid we are sometimes. Me included.
We’ve all done stupid things, and we will continue to do stupid things, because we’re human. Our level of stupidity is only tempered with age, and wisdom, but I don’t think we ever quit doing stupid things, it’s just our nature sometimes.
Then again, some of us can’t help it.
But I digress.
Case in point: Texting and driving. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – I’ve watched Ryne Fisher grow up, learning to play golf at the same time he was learning to walk. He played all the sports growing up, and he was good at everything, but he was great at golf.
He got it naturally.
His father Mickey was a great athlete, as was his father George.
Kinda runs in the DNA, huh? «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C – They stood a dozen deep. Young and old, they lined the streets behind the flag-draped barricades. The rain began to fall almost as if the sky itself mourned the loss of a leader.
Inside the cathedral, the music began as guests arrived and were seated. From around the world they came to pay tribute to the former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Baroness Margaret Thatcher. It was my distinct honor to be among them and offer my respects to a woman who became a transformational world leader.
She grew up as the grocer’s daughter and lost two races before her constituency chose her to represent them in the House of Commons. Her rise to Prime Minister was not without it’s hardships, but it was done with great grace.
Clarksville, TN – The third annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5K will be held Saturday, April 13th in front of the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center on thecampus.
Registration is available online through www.Active.com or on race day beginning at 6:30am.
The race will start at 8:00am. A one-mile fun run also will begin at 8:30am. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – My wife and I are avid hockey fans. We fell in love with the game a couple of years ago. She was given a pair of tickets from a friend, and off we went.
We’ve been hooked ever since.
My wife knows all the players, listens to sports/talk radio, keeps up with all the latestnews.
By Valerie B. Jarrett, Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls
President Obama has made promoting gender equality and advancing the status of women and girls central to our foreign policy and national security strategy, including by leading by example at home. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – For the third consecutive year, the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority atwill hold the popular Ball to the Walls Dodgeball Tournament.
The event, open to the public, will take place from noon-3:00pm, Saturday, April 6th at the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center at the APSU main campus. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN -I simply can’t put into words the sadness I’m feeling over the death of Nashville comedian, Brian E. Kiley. I met him when I entered the Nashville comedy scene a few years ago. He was an amazing comic, and just one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met.
Brian E. Kiley was killed by a drunk driver as he drove home from a performance in North Carolina a couple of weeks ago.
The heart wrenching tragedy of this is being felt throughout the Nashville comedy community. Brian was just a guy everybody was pulling for. There was no doubt he was going to “make it.”
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